Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches


Wed Aug 13, 2014 – Tue Aug 19, 2014

Partner Organization

INTIMAN Theatre Festival


Cornish Playhouse
Seattle Center
201 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Play

When a mysterious disease begins ravaging their city, eight disparate characters -- Jewish, Mormon, Christian, gay, straight, male, female, black, white -- form unlikely bonds as they tumble toward the millenium. The New York Times calls Millenium Approaches "a vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."

Running Time: approx. 3 hours plus 2 intermissions

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The Saddest and Hardest-Hitting Fantasia Around

It's America circa 1986, the land of the guilt-ridden and home of the closeted homosexual people. And it's the world of Tony Kushner's award-winning play, Angels in America. Subtitled “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” Angels in America might just be the saddest and hardest-hitting fantasia around – and it’s fantastic.

Part 1 of the play, Millennium Approaches, follows two couples in mid-1980s New York City. The first is Prior (Adam Standley) and Louis (Quinn Franzen), a gay couple working to keep Prior alive in his fight against AIDS and keep Louis from leaving in fear of what...

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