Presented by Round House Theatre
ANGELS IN AMERICA
Part I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES and
Part II: PERESTROIKA
By Tony Kushner, Directed by Jason Loewith & Ryan Rilette
Co-produced with Olney Theatre Center
Part of a Celebration of Tony Kushner
Sexuality, religion, and politics collide at the beginning of the AIDS crisis in one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th century.
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, Part I: Millennium Approaches and Part II: 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. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide, and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction, and transformation.
The all-star cast features Jonathan Bock, Kimberly Gilbert, Mitchell Hébert, Thomas Keegan, Sarah Marshall, Jon Hudson Odom, Tom Story, and Dawn Ursula. The artistic team includes Scenic Designer James Kronzer, Projection Designer Clint Allen, Costume Designer Ivania Stack, Lighting Designer York Kennedy, and Sound Designer Joshua Horvath.
Part I: Millennium Approaches and Part II: Perestroika are presented in rotating repertory.