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Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika  

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika $21.81 ex GST
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Angels in America is a magnificent epic for our times. Subtitled 'A Gay Fantasia on National Themes', it explores sexual, racial, religious, political and social issues confronting America during the Reagan years, as the AIDS epidemic spreads. Premiered by the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1992, and the National Theatre, London, in 1993.

Part Two: Perestroika picks up the stories of Prior and Cohn from Part One. Prior, overwhelmed by the responsibilities of 'prophet' placed on him by the angels, wishes that they would leave him alone. Cohn, now dying from the virus, continues to manipulate the system from his hospital bed. But who is left to look after them now? And does anyone still care?

With a climax as bittersweet as it is beautiful, we are left wondering who the real angels are in a disparate world.

Review
A vision of America at large, pulsating with energy and appetites in the shadow of history and the sense of oncoming disaster -  Independent on Sunday

Cast : 6M, 3F, doubling possible

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-255-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Tony Kushner's plays include the prize-wining, long-running Angels in America Parts One and Two and the musical, Caroline, or Change. Other works include Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!), A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul and his adaptation of Corneille's The Illusion. He has also written Widows with Ariel Dorfman and adapted the classic Yiddish tale, A Dybbuk with Joachim Neugroschel.

By Tony Kushner, available through Currency Press - see all