Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Brian J. Sivesind and Kristina Saldaña
February 9 - March 3, 2018
Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at The Empty Space in its entirety. A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, Angels in America is still one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, it also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid- 1980’s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a play in two parts:
Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.
PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
February 9, 10, 21, 23, & March 1 at 8PM
PART TWO: PERESTROIKA
February 16, 17, 22, 24, & March 2 @ 8PM
Marathon Day March 3:
Millennium Approaches plays at 1PM and Perestroika plays at 8PM
Both full-length plays will be presented in repertory, offering audiences a rare opportunity to experience this extraordinary epic in its entirety. Get the full Angels in America experience on Marathon Day, which includes a 1pm performance of Part One and an 8pm performance of Part Two on March 3. Reserve seats for both shows on this day and receive special perks!
Starring Justin Brooks, Kara Coughenour, Jan Hefner, Tevin Joslen, Daniel Korth, Sammy Noriega, Justin Salinas, Brian Sivesind, Ellie Sivesind, Julia Stansbury, April Tolle, and Carlos Vera.
Audience Advisory: This show contains nudity, strong language, smoking, graphic sexual content, and other material only appropriate for mature audiences.
We anticipate the running time for each part will be approximately 3 hours, including two 10-minute intermissions.