Angels in America, Part One: Millenium Approaches

by Tony Kushner directed by Blanka Zizka

May 23 – July 1, 2012

The most honored play in a generation concludes the Wilma’s 2011/2012 Season – and then returns for the 20th Anniversary of Part Two: Perestroika to kick off 2012/2013.  Winner of two Tony® Awards for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America melds love, hate, religion, and politics into a uniquely American epic.  The year is 1985.  In New York City, Roy Cohn, the politically powerful right-wing lawyer angrily denies his diagnosis of AIDS while his protégé – a court clerk and Republican Mormon – struggles with a Valium-addicted wife.  Simultaneously, an ailing yet spirited gay man begins to hear messages from a supernatural being that build to an exhilarating conclusion.

PRESS / NEWS

“Kudos to Director Blanka Zizka, the actors, production team and staff on a most successful, compelling, worthwhile rendition of this meaningful and timeless work.”
— Review from 102.9 WMGK
“ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES is one of a handful of important American plays, and the Wilma Theater serves it well. This production will not only entertain you, but it will also do something even deeper: it will challenge you to be a better person—and, perhaps, a more fabulous creature.”
— Review from STAGE Magazine
“Angels in America is a once-in-a-lifetime experience…a 2012 production you won’t want to miss!”
— Philadelphia Weekly
“An astonishing theatrical landscape, intimate and epic! The most thrilling American play in years!”
— The New York Times
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