Angels in America: Part Two - Perestroika

Angels in America: Part Two – Perestroika

April 26 to May 12, 2019 *

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

By TONY KUSHNER

Following the events of Part I: Millennium Approaches, Perestroika continues the complex and fantastical examination of homosexuality, race, and AIDS in 1980s America. Fighting illness and losing hope, Prior Walter is hesitant to become the prophet as demanded by the Angel. Roy Cohn is hospitalized, diagnosed with “liver cancer,” and under the care of Belize. Harper has disappeared and Joe’s mother has arrived to try to put her family back together. Perestroika is the thrilling conclusion to this epic tale of love, loss, and destiny.

“A vast miraculous play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama… ‘Perestroika’ is not only a stunning resolution of the rending human drama of ‘Millennium Approaches,’ but also a true millennial work of art, uplifting, hugely comic and pantheistically religious in a very American style.” — Frank Rich, New York Times

This production contains simulated sexual activity and full frontal nudity.

Performance Schedule

Friday, April 26 (Opening Night) 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 (School Matinee) 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 1 (Meet the Cast Series) 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 (Curtain Up Series) 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 8 p.m.
See Part One at 3 p.m. and then enjoy Part Two at 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 9 7 p.m.
Friday, May 10 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 8 p.m.
See Part One at 2 p.m. and then enjoy Part Two at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 3 p.m.

Photo Gallery coming soon.

Cast & Creatives

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)
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)
Chapman, Jacob
Chapman, Jacob
Brian (Avenue Q); Louis (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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).