Angels in America: Part One - Millennium Approaches

Angels in America: Part One – Millennium Approaches

Feb. 8 to 24, 2019 *

See both Parts I and II back-to-back on Sunday, May 5 or Saturday, May 11
Hilberry Theatre

By TONY KUSHNER

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

This production contains simulated sexual activity and full frontal nudity.

Performance Schedule

Friday, Feb. 8 8 p.m. → Opening Night
Saturday, Feb. 9 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 (Meet the Cast Series) 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14 (Curtain Up Series) 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (School Matinee) 10 a.m.
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 Part One at 3 p.m. and then enjoy Part Two at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 2 p.m.
See Part One at 2 p.m. and then enjoy Part Two at 8 p.m.

Photo Gallery coming soon.

Cast & Creatives

Anderson, Blair
Anderson, Blair
Director (Angels in America) 
Bergeron, John
Bergeron, John
Trekkie Monster (Avenue Q); Jaques (As You Like It); Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol); Roy Cohn (Angels in America Parts I and II); The Man, Later, The Baron Docteur (Venus)
Berry, Faith
Berry, Faith
Tig (Xtigone); Member (Motor City Cabaret); U/S for the Angel, Emily, Sister Ella, Woman, Voice of Orrin, Mormon Mother, Taped Voice (Angels in America
Call, Lynnette
Call, Lynnette
Kate Monster (Avenue Q), Rosalind (As You Like It), Sonia (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Hannah Pitt, Ethel, Henry, Rabbi, and Angel (Angels in America); The Man, Later, The Mother-Showman, The Grade-School Chum (Venus)
Chapman, Jacob
Chapman, Jacob
Brian (Avenue Q); Louis (Angels in America)
Clark III, Anthony
Clark III, Anthony
Beau, Tig’s boyfriend and son of Marcellus (Xtigone); Belize, Mr. Lies, Voice of Caleb, Angel Oceania (Angels in America)
Forfinski, Cara
Forfinski, Cara
Charity Gentlewoman/Mrs. Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol); U/S to Harper Pitt, Martin Heller, Angel Africanii (Angels in America
Hammer, Jacqueline
Hammer, Jacqueline
Martha Cratchit (A Christmas Carol); Hannah Porter Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, Ethel Rosenberg, Aleksii Prelapsarianov, Angel Asiatica (Angels in America)
Holderfield, Andrew
Holderfield, Andrew
(Lighting Designer, December Dance Concert & Angels in America)
Keller, Kevin
Keller, Kevin
U/S Louis Ironson, Angel Australia (Angels in America)
Lecher, Luke
Lecher, Luke
Marketing Lead (Xtigone, A Christmas Carol, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike); Marketing Associate (Angels in America and Venus)
Lee, Jared
Lee, Jared
Marketing Lead (Angels in America, Venus); Assistant Director (Angels in America: Part One)
Levadoux, Jocelyn
Levadoux, Jocelyn
Assistant Stage Manager (As You Like It); Stage Manager (December Dance Concert); Stage Manager (Angels in America)
Manela, Hannah
Manela, Hannah
Celia (As You Like It); Director (Woodhull/Heck-Rabi); Assistant Director (Angels in America: Part Two)
McNabb, Craig
McNabb, Craig
Caroline's Husband (A Christmas Carol); Prior Walter, Man in Park (Angels in America)
Mediate, Quint
Mediate, Quint
Princeton (Avenue Q); Silvius/First Lord to Duchess Frederica (As You Like It); Charity Gentleman/Mr. Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol), Walter (Angels in America); The Man, Later, The Baron Docteur (Venus)
Morency, Dan
Morency, Dan
Sound Designer (Angels in America)
Nathan, Geoff
Nathan, Geoff
U/S Roy, Prior 1, Angel Antarctica (Angels in America) 
Pearline, Sarah
Pearline, Sarah
(Projections Designer, A Christmas Carol; Scene Designer, Angels in America)
Randle, Chante
Randle, Chante
Sound Design (Xtigone); Lighting Designer (To Sangana African Dance Company); Master Electrician (Angels in America Parts I and II)
Smith, Matthew
Smith, Matthew
Nicky (Avenue Q), Orlando (As You Like It), Spike (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Joe Pitt/Prior 1/The Eskimo/Mormon Father/Angel Europa (Angels in America Parts I and II); Playwright (Pettycoats/Heck-Rabi); Chorus (Venus)
Summerwell, Sarah
Summerwell, Sarah
Bad Idea Bear, Lucy the Slut, Mrs. Thistletwat (Avenue Q); Duchess Frederica/Phoebe (As You Like It), Masha (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike); Harper Pitt/Martin Heller/Angel Africanii (Angels in America Parts I and II); Playwright (Woodhull/Heck-Rabi)
Valesano, Mary Elizabeth
Valesano, Mary Elizabeth
Costume Designer (Angels in America: Parts I and II)
Walker, Jasmine Monet
Walker, Jasmine Monet
Gary Coleman (Avenue Q); Cora/Hymen/Townsperson (As You Like It), Narrator (A Christmas Carol); The Angel/Emily/Sister Ella/Woman/Voice of Orrin/Mormon Mother/Taped Voice (Angels in America Parts I and II); Saartje Baartman aka The Girl, Venus (Venus) 
Welsing, Sam
Welsing, Sam
Properties Master (Angels in America)
Wilson, Tobias
Wilson, Tobias
Bad Idea Bear/Newcomer (Avenue Q); Touchstone (As You Like It); Marley's Ghost/Old Joe (A Christmas Carol); Belize (Angels in America Parts I and II); U/S The Negro Resurrectionist (Venus)
Wilson, Trever
Wilson, Trever
Stage Manager, (As You Like It); Stage Manager, Noel Night Company One Dance Concert; Assistant Stage Manager (Angles in America Part I and Part II); Assistant Stage Manager (Spring Dance Concert)
Woods, Matthew
Woods, Matthew
Adam and William (As You Like It); U/S Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Eskimo, Mormon Father, Angel Europa (Angels in America)

Teacher Resources

Download our study guide, great for teachers and parents to help prepare students for this production. Activities presented assist in achieving the Michigan Common Core State Standards (MI-CCSS).

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