Signature Theatre Company launches its 20th Anniversary Season celebrating playwright Tony Kushner with the first New York revival of his landmark Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Play, ANGELS IN AMERICA, directed by Michael Greif.
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, ANGELS IN AMERICA’s two parts, Millennium Approaches and 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; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others – all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change.
ANGELS IN AMERICA features Robin Bartlett as ‘Hannah Pitt’, Christian Borle as ‘Prior Walter’, Bill Heck as ‘Joe Pitt’, Zoe Kazan as ‘Harper Pitt’, Billy Porter as ‘Belize’, Zachary Quinto as ‘Louis Ironson’, Robin Weigert as ‘The Angel’ and Frank Wood as ‘Roy Cohn.’
Performances in repertory from September 14, 2010 to December 19, 2010
Part I: Millennium Approaches Previews September 14, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010
Part II: Perestroika Previews Previews September 16, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010
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