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Angels in America

A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part 1: Millennium Approaches | Part 2: Perestroika

 

Opened

October 28, 2010

Theater Company

Signature Theater Company

Date

September 14, 2010 – March 27, 2011

Venue

PTC Performance Space, New York

Playwright

Tony Kushner

Production

Off-Broadway

Director

Michael Greif

Genre

Drama

Cast

Hannah:
Robin Bartlett
Lynne McCollough (from January 18)

Prior Walter:
Christian Borle
Michael Urie (from February 1)

Joe: Bill Heck

Harper Pitt:
Zoe Kazan
Keira Keeley (from February 1)

Belize: Billy Porter

Louis Ironson:
Zachary Quinto
Adam Driver (from February 1)

The Angel:
Robin Weigert
Sofia Jean Gomez (from February 1)

Roy Cohn: Frank Wood

Crew

Scenic Designer: Mark Wendland
Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
Original Music: Michael Friedman and Chris Miller
Sound Designer: Ken Travis
Production Stage Manager: Monica Cuoco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play’s two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others — all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, Angels in America is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change.