Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Department of TheatreCollege of Liberal Arts

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches 

by Tony Kushner
Directed by Richard Stockton Rand
February 21 – March 1, 2020

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, this epic drama traces the intertwined lives of Prior, diagnosed with AIDS; his lover, Louis, who cannot cope with his illness; Joe, a closeted gay Mormon who works for the gay and homophobic power broker Roy Cohn; Harper, an agoraphobic addict, married to Joe; Belize, a former drag queen and Prior’s nurse; Hannah, Joe’s mother from Salt Lake City; and the Angel, who appears to Prior announcing that “The Great Work” is about to begin. Kushner weaves political, intellectual, and spiritual themes to generate a powerful play that changed the world when it was first produced, with profound resonance today.

February 20, 2020 Preview at 7:30 pm
February 21, 2020 Opening Night at 7:30 pm
February 22, 27-29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
February 23 & March 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm 

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Angels in America 2





Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

by Tony Kushner
A Staged Reading Directed by Ann M. Shanahan
February 23 & 26, 2020

Following the events of Part One: Millennium ApproachesPerestroika continues the complex and fantastical examination of political, intellectual, and spiritual themes in 1980s America. Prior hesitates to become the prophet demanded by the Angel; Roy Cohn is hospitalized with “liver cancer” and is under the care of Belize; Harper has disappeared; and Joe’s mother has arrived in New York to put her family back together. This staged reading of Perestroika, presented in repertory with Millennium Approaches, furthers the story to the epic Pulitzer and Tony Award winning saga.

February 23 & 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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