Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Wed Aug 13, 2014 – Tue Aug 19, 2014
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
By Vivian Lappenbusch | August 20, 2014 | 10:07 am
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...Read more