Angel City (play)

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Angel City
Written by Sam Shepard
Characters Lanx
Wheeler
Miss Scoons
Rabbit
Tympani
Sax
Date premiered 2 July 1976
Place premiered Magic Theatre, San Francisco, California, US
Original language English
Genre Drama

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Angel City was first produced at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco on July 2, 1976. [2] The cast was as follows:

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References

  1. Osius, Ted (April 18, 1984). "Where 'Angel' Fears To Tread". The Harvard Crimson . Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. Shewey, Don (1997). Sam Shepard. Da Capo Press. ISBN   978-0-3068-0770-1.