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Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches
Tuesday 28 May to Sunday 14 July 2013
Actually, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is not one play but two. Millennium Approaches and Perestroika were the closing statements of last century - an epic double-comedy of love and hate, heaven and earth, past and future. What does it mean to live in a free society? What might it mean to live in a good society?
Part One could be one of those great New York Jewish jokes. It is 1985, Prior Walter is HIV positive, his Jewish boyfriend leaves him for a straight Mormon, and then he gets a hospital visit from an angel who says it is up to him to save humanity. And that is just part one.
Angels in America will play in repertory as two separate full-length shows. It is recommended if you intend to book for Part Two that you see Part One first.