Playwright Tony Kushner is perhaps best known for his epic Angels in America, which illuminated the AIDS crisis. Now, that vision is applied to the civil rights movement in Caroline, or Change, an award-winning musical that chronicles the life of Caroline, a black maid in 1960s Louisiana. The "change" refers to life in the time surrounding Kennedy's assassination, peppered with Freedom Rides and church bombings. However, it also refers to pocket money that Caroline is able to keep when she finds it in her employer's son's pocket, which becomes a catalyst for change of another kind. When Caroline says "Nothing ever happen underground in Louisiana cause they ain't no underground in Louisiana. There is only underwater," we understand that her underwater world was figurative, but we can all take literally the changes that she sets in motion in order to swim to the surface. Caroline, or Change shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays through July 1 at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St. Admission is $15 to $20. Call 214-871-3300 or visit theatre3dallas.com.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon., June 4, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., June 27, 2 p.m. Starts: May 31. Continues through July 1