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

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

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.

Share your thoughts!

Tell us why you’re going to the performance, what you thought about it, or ask us questions in this space.

Guidelines

Please note: If you comment as a guest, our commenting platform requires us to moderate your comment. We'll approve the comment, unless it violates our guidelines, but it may take a bit of time to show up. If you prefer not to wait, please log-in via the several methods Disqus offers.

We welcome differing viewpoints and aspire to host a fun and interesting conversation in these commenting areas. Please keep the following in mind when commenting.

The Lobby is an avenue for community interaction. Consider using your real name, or a consistent screen name so that others can get to know you.

Please, no personal attacks or posts that contain profanity, hate speech, spam, or solicitations of any kind. While content here isn’t likely to be controversial, use good judgment before hitting the “submit comment” button.

Links are OK, but don’t copy and paste articles. If you find a relevant article, include a link or an excerpt. Copying the whole thing could get UMS into legal trouble.

If you wish to raise a concern in private, you can email umstix@umich.edu.

We reserve the right to moderate or remove comments that don’t meet these guidelines.

While we ask for your email address when posting a comment, please be assured that it will not be published, and we will not add you to any UMS email lists without your consent.

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.

SPONSORS
COMMENTS