Angels in America - Part I: Millennium Approaches

Angels in America: Part One – Millennium Approaches

Feb. 8 to 24, 2019

Hilberry Theatre


In Part I of this two part epic, Prior Walter, a young man living in NYC in 1985, is diagnosed with AIDS. His boyfriend, Louis, struggling to cope with the disease and his own fears, abandons him. Alone, Prior struggles until he’s visited by ancestral ghosts who herald the coming of a fierce angel. At the same time, Joe Pitt, a conservative but closeted Mormon, is offered a high profile job in Washington, D.C., by his mentor, the McCarthyist lawyer Roy Cohn. Joe’s wife Harper, who struggles with her own illness, refuses to move. In the ten-time Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, playwright Tony Kushner explores evolving values in America.

Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least the absconding of God.” — Jack Kroll, Newsweek

Performance Schedule

Friday, Feb. 8 8 p.m. → Opening Night
Saturday, Feb. 9 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 2 p.m. → Post-show talkback
Thursday, Feb. 14 7 p.m. → Pre-show discussion at 6:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 10 a.m. → School Matinee
Thursday, Feb. 21 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 3 p.m. → See Parts One and Two back-to-back in May
Saturday, May 11 2 p.m. → See Parts One and Two back-to-back in May

Cast & Creatives

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Teacher Resources
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