The show opens next Thursday at the theatre on Altamont Avenue in Scott’s Addition.
This story of love, power, and identity follows characters as diverse as a Mormon housewife, an ex-drag queen, and the fiery, real-life attorney Roy Cohn. It’s 1985, and an Angel with steel wings is hurtling toward Earth.
Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, Angels in America is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage. Against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic, a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future. The play reached Broadway in 1993, receiving the Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award and The Pulitzer Prize.
RTP’s production features Kylie Clark, Andrew Etheredge, Andrew Firda, Deejay Gray, Audra Honaker, Boomie Pedersen, Matt Shofner and Nicholas Wilder.
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches will open Thursday April 2, and run Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 pm through April 25, with Sunday matinees April 12 and and 19 at 4 pm. There will be a low-priced preview on Wednesday April 1 at 8 pm.
The performance is a part of the Acts of Faith Festival. As such, there will be talkbacks featuring clergy and honored guests following the performances on April 10, April 12, and April 19.