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Angels in America Part
One: Millennium Approaches

By Tony Kushner
Director Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre & Theatre Royal
  • Dates 28 May – 27 July 2013

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.

Now, a generation after Tony Kushner’s masterpiece first appeared, a black President who supports gay marriage recently defeated a Mormon Republican for the White House, and Angels in America is the perfect guide to the essential questions of our times. Exactly what are the forces that drive the manic history of this new millennium? What does it mean to live in a free society? What might it mean to live in a good society?

Eamon Flack (As You Like It, Babyteeth) directed a stellar cast in the newest classic in the canon.

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. Read about Part Two: Perestroika here.

In August 2014, this production won the Helpmann Award for Best Play and Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Robyn Nevin).

 

Angels in America is presented by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Josef Weinberger Ltd of London.

Angels in America was commissioned by and received its premiere at the Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, in May 1991. Also produced by Centre Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum of Los Angeles (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer). Produced in New York at the Walter Kerr Theatre by Jujamcyn Theatres, Mark Taper Forum with Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick Zollo in association with Herb Alpert.

Team

 

By Tony Kushner
Director Eamon Flack
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Associate Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Composer Alan John
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Assistant Director Shelly Lauman
Fight Director Scott Witt
American Dialect Coach Paige Walker-Carlton
Stage Manager Mel Dyer
Assistant Stage Manager Roxzan Bowes

Special thanks to: Reuze Vintage

Cast

Paula Arundell
Mitchell Butel
Marcus Graham
Amber McMahon
Luke Mullins
Robyn Nevin
DeObia Oparei
Ashley Zukerman

Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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