‘Greetings prophet. The Great Work begins. The messenger has arrived.’
New York, 1985. A pill-popping housewife and her gay Mormon husband unite with an AIDS-ridden former drag queen and his conscience-stricken boyfriend amidst the backdrop of a lost America.
As one of the most inspired American plays of our time, Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches transports an audience from New York to Antarctica, merging the realistic with the surreal and tackling such dynamic themes as American ideology, AIDS, liberalism, race and sexual identity. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play is one of the most successful theatrical sagas of recent years.
‘A vast, miraculous play…provocative, witty and deeply upsetting…a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama…’ – Frank Rich, New York Times
‘An epic theatrical fever dream’ – Variety