In the mid 1980s, plays about AIDS started to emerge in the United States. In part, these early plays and the plays that followed were calls to action. They documented the devastation within a community--and showed how little was being done. Blending advocacy and art, the plays also gave us individual characters whose lives touched us deeply. On this program, we'll hear about three landmark American plays dealing with the AIDS crisis. Don Shewey talks about Larry Kramer's _The Normal Heart_, Catherine Sheehy discusses Paula Vogel's _The Baltimore Waltz_, and Robert Vorlicky explores Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play _Angels in America_. Fifteen- and thirty-second promos available. Photo: Angels in America: Part One, The Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. First published in 1993 by Theatre Communications Group. Cover art by Milton Glaser. Used by permission of the Publisher.