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Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:00 PM // Michigan Theater

National Theatre Live in HD:
Tony Kushner’s Angels in America:
Part One: “Millennium Approaches”

Photo credit: Helen Maybanks
 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater.

Angels in America is an incredible drama set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis that also offers a critique of American conservative politics. It focuses on the stories of two troubled couples, one gay, one straight: “word processor” Louis Ironson and his lover Prior Walter, and Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt and his wife Harper. Prior contracts AIDS, and Louis panics. Meanwhile, Joe is offered a job in the Justice Department by Roy Cohn, his right-wing, bigoted mentor and friend. Their lives intersect in unexpected and interesting ways.

Tony Kushner’s epic seven-hour play in two parts won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993. The incredible star cast includes Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Russell Tovey.

9/24/17 6:00 PM
Michigan Theater

National Theatre Live in HD:
Tony Kushner’s Angels in America:
Part One: “Millennium Approaches”

DETAILS

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater.

Angels in America is an incredible drama set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis that also offers a critique of American conservative politics. It focuses on the stories of two troubled couples, one gay, one straight: “word processor” Louis Ironson and his lover Prior Walter, and Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt and his wife Harper. Prior contracts AIDS, and Louis panics. Meanwhile, Joe is offered a job in the Justice Department by Roy Cohn, his right-wing, bigoted mentor and friend. Their lives intersect in unexpected and interesting ways.

Tony Kushner’s epic seven-hour play in two parts won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993. The incredible star cast includes Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Russell Tovey.

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