September 26, 2012
The Wilma Theater Presents Tony Kushner’s Angels In America, Part Two: Perestroika, The Continuation Of Last Season’s Acclaimed Part One
Imagine Lewis Carroll had decided to rewrite Milton’s Paradise Lost, and you’d be visiting a space where dreams are made of – specifically dreams of the Angels in America variety.
From now through October 21 on the Wilma Theater stage, ludicrously glorious angels and gloriously flawed mortals vie amidst pathos, pain and parting puns through a minimalistic set the cold color of hospital waiting rooms.
In Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, central character Prior suffers from the triple-A threat of abandonment, AIDS and angels. Following a series of visions that burst through the ceiling of his Manhattan apartment, Prior must face the added challenge of becoming modern-day prophet to the intermingling humans who burst in and out of his life, and at times in and out of sanity.
As the 20th anniversary of the Tony Kushner play, the Wilma’s production revisits 80s politics and passions with a relevancy no less potent to an audience peering through double-decade windows.
In addition, Wilma will give theater-goers the chance to ground themselves post-paradise with a series of conversations with the cast and artistic staff, on September 20, 27 and October 10.
Grab the nearest angel and take flight: tickets are available online.
Bonus: the Independent Hotel is partnering with the Wilma to offer a package which includes tickets to both Parts 1 and 2 of Angels in America, a gift certificate at the hotel’s restaurant Fish and overnight accommodations at The Independent Hotel, located just two blocks from the theater. Book the package here.
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika at the Wilma Theater
When: Now-October 21
Where: 265 S. Broad Street
Cost: Tickets range from $39-$66
More info: www.wilmatheater.org