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Angels in America soars into Adelaide 2nd May

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild 2 mins read
Angels

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents
By Special Arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

ANGELS IN AMERICA

A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Part 2: Perestroika

Written By Tony Kushner

Directed by Hayley Horton

Little Theatre

2 – 25 May 2024

A BROADWAY EPIC    
An exciting, fantastic production in two parts,
Angels in America is a complex, metaphorical and symbolic examination of sexuality in the United States in the 1980s 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.

 

Full of humour and hope, these diverse characters captivate audiences in its 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 theatre’s most talented performers, Angels in America is a theatre 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 (of 3 hours each) over two separate performances.

 

CONTENT WARNING   
Frequent strong language, sexual references, adult themes and nudity. Rating: MA15+

 


TICKET PRICES
$25 or $20 for all Concession holders (each part)

Booked online: www.trybooking.com/CNUGM 

For review tickets, or to arrange an interview, please email the Theatre Guild: theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au or call 8313 5999.

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.


LATER IN 2024 
16 Aug William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR directed by Brant Eustice 
25 Oct  THE 39 STEPS adapted by Patrick Barlow directed by Mark Wickett


Key Facts:

Angels in America is an epic production playing in two halves over 4 weeks only at Adelaide's gorgeous Little Theatre.

An important play involving LGBTQIA+ persons and recent history during the height of the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City.


Contact details:

theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au
83135999

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