For the first time, Civic is offering special reduced price tickets to opening weekend and Super Thursdays during the show’s run.

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Across the street from Civic in the galleries of Theatre514 and Blink Optical Boutique are the works of Allentown artist and designer John Gaydos in the exhibit, “Feast for the Eyes,” through Nov. 10. In his statement, Gaydos said he has always enjoyed “the challenge of painting light and shadow and their effect on a given form. Light, continuously changing, makes the exploration of the image constantly exciting.” Gaydos has used watercolor and acrylic in creating his images and most recently collage. One of his most recent and recognizable works, “Yocco’s Hot Dogs,” was the poster art for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council’s first Art for Everyone benefit auction of affordable art.

An artist’s reception will be held in both galleries on Third Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

For further info: CivicTheatre.com

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The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” will be presented by the Country Gate Players, opening Saturday at 8 p.m., and running through Oct. 20, at the Country Gate Playhouse, 114 Greenwich St., Belvidere, N.J. Director is Gina Scurato.

The story is set in the 1980s, against a backdrop of greed, sexual politics, and the discovery of an awful new disease: AIDS. Both a love story and a political drama, it details the lives of Americans struggling to survive emotional and social upheaval in the waning days of 1980s New York. Playwright Tony Kushner chose to focus on the AIDS crisis.

According to Country Gate, the play contains adult themes and language and is recommended for mature audiences; parental discretion is advised.

The cast includes Vicky Reed and Michael Stanzilis as Harper and Joe Pitt, with Bill Scurato as Roy Cohn. Also in the cast are Stephen Krock, Hugh Halsey IV, Kari Reyes, Bill Nutt, Jessica Steele and Brandon Hanks.

For further info: countrygate.org

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