Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University presents Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Angels in America: Part One – Millennium Approaches at the Hilberry Theatre. Performances begin Friday, Feb. 8 and are on select dates through Sunday, Feb. 24.
Theatre and Dance at Wayne will present both Parts I and II (“Perestroika”), back-to-back on Sunday, May 5 and Saturday, May 11.
Details from WSU:
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