1996 - Controversial Play
March 20, 1996 -Controversy erupts in Charlotte. Tony Kushner's award-winning play called "Angels in America" opens for a 10-day run. Charlotte Repertory Theater stages the performance. The play portrays sensitive subjects, such as the deadly disease called AIDS, and involves brief nudity on stage. Some people are offended and demand the play be stopped. It continues to the end, however, after a judge orders that it not be prevented from running.