Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

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Posted 2024-04-08 by Vanessafollow

Thu 02 May 2024 - Sat 25 May 2024

Written By Tony Kushner

Directed by Hayley Horton

Little Theatre



The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild presents Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes playing at The Little Theatre from 2 - 25 May 2024.


An exciting, fantastic production in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Angels in America is an examination of sexuality in the United States during the Reagan years by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Lincoln, Fences, The Fablemans).

The West End revival production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival in 2018 and was screened as part of the National Theatre Live cinematic release. The production then transferred to Broadway where it received eleven Tony nominations, winning three: Best Revival of a Play; Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, for Andrew Garfield; and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, for Nathan Lane.

SYNOPSIS

In Part 1, Millennium Approaches, Prior Walter is HIV positive. His Jewish boyfriend leaves him for a straight Mormon and he gets a hospital visit from an angel who says it is up to him to save humanity.

While in Part 2, Perestroika, various forces have gathered in New York: the ex-boyfriend and his Mormon lover, the pill-popping ex-wife, the conservative mother, a rabid Republican lawyer, a drag queen and a dead activist ... and Prior has the future of the world in his hands.

An epic drama full of humour and hope, Angels in America's diverse characters captivate audiences in their contemplation of humanity and our progress towards a new millennium.

It is spectacular, yet intimate. It is magical, yet grounded in reality.

With Kushner’s erudite writing and some of Adelaide’s most talented performers, Angels in America is a theatrical event not to be missed.

CAST Kate Anolak, Lee Cook, Rachel Dalton, Brant Eustice, Matthew Houston, Casmira Lorien, Eric McDowell, Lindsay Prodea.

DURATION Angels in America is presented in two halves over two separate performances of 3hrs apiece.

CONTENT WARNING Frequent strong language, sexual references, adult themes, nudity.
Rating: MA16+

Dates
Part 1
  • Thurs 2 May - 7pm
  • Sat 4 May - 1pm
  • Fri 10 May - 7pm
  • Sat 11 May - 1pm
  • Sun 12 May - 2pm
  • Thurs 16 May - 7pm
  • Sat 18 May - 1pm
  • Fri 24 May - 7pm

  • Part 2
  • Fri 3 May - 7pm
  • Sat 4 May - 7pm
  • Thurs 9 May - 7pm
  • Sat 11 May - 7pm
  • Fri 17 May - 7pm
  • Sat 18 May - 7pm
  • Sun 19 May - 2pm
  • Sat 25 May - 7pm

  • Cost
  • $25 Full Price
  • $20 Concession / Student
  • Tickets are available now at http://www.trybooking.com/CNUGM


    Little Theatre is located near Gate 10 Victoria Drive, in The Cloisters at The University of Adelaide.
    Please allow extra time for parking especially when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.

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