Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

THE PLAY

An exciting, epic production in two parts,聽Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes聽is a complex, metaphorical and symbolic examination of sexuality in America in the 1980s by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln, Fences, The Fablemans).

The West End revival production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival in 2018, and was screened as part of the National Theatre Live cinematic release. It later transferred to Broadway, where it received eleven Tony Award nominations, the most ever received by a play at the time. It won three: Best Revival of a Play; Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, for Andrew Garfield; and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, for Nathan Lane.

THE STORY

In聽Part 1,聽Millennium Approaches,聽Prior Walter is HIV positive. His Jewish boyfriend leaves him for a straight Mormon and he gets a hospital visit from an angel who says it is up to him to save humanity. In聽Part 2,聽笔别谤别蝉迟谤辞颈办补,听various forces have gathered in New York: the ex-boyfriend and his Mormon lover, the pill-popping ex-wife, the conservative mother, a rabid Republican lawyer, a drag queen and a dead activist鈥 and Prior has the future of the world in his hands.

Full of humour and hope, these diverse characters captivate audiences in its contemplation of humanity and our progress towards a new millennium. It is spectacular, yet intimate. It is magical, yet grounded in reality. With Kushner鈥檚 erudite writing and some of 六合彩开奖数据's most talented performers,聽Angels in America聽is a theatre event not to be missed.

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Hayley Horton says,聽鈥淒espite the exploration of humanity and all its flaws, this is a hilarious script. We laugh more than we cry and it is almost cathartic to see the more upsetting parts of our world through a humorous lens. It just showcases Kushner鈥檚 skills as a writer to have 3 hours feel like nothing, while laughing at how broken the world really can be.
I love the hopefulness of this piece. While many could just watch Part 1 and live with the cliffhanger, it is the resolution of Part 2 that gives us hope - where the good survive to see the new millennium born.鈥

THE CAST

Kate Anolak, Lee Cook, Rachel Dalton, Brant Eustice, Matt Houston, Casmira Lorien, Eric McDowell, Lindsay Prodea.

CONTENT WARNING
Please be advised this production contains frequent strong language, adult themes, sexual references and nudity. It is recommended for those aged 16+. Production will contain haze FX.

Angels in America聽is a two-part play, presented in two halves over two separate performances.

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