Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed via Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The outstanding forged good points Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.

Angels in America is likely one of the so much notable and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback given that their unique booklet in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the United States is the broadest, private, such a lot looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A tremendous, striking play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The ny Times

"Something infrequent, risky and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceedingly clever . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize someone captivated by way of the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An significantly remarkable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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The boat was leaky, see; seventy people; they arrived in Halifax with nine people on board. LOUIS: Jesus. PRIOR: I think about that story a lot now. People in a boat, waiting, terrified, while implacable, unsmiling men, ir- 47 ANGELS IN AMERICA resistibly strong, seize . . maybe the person next to you, maybe you, and with no warning at all, with time only for a quick intake of air you are pitched into freezing, turbulent water and salt and darkness to drown. I like your cosmology, baby. While time is running out I find myself drawn to anything that's suspended, that lacks an ending—but it seems to me that it lets you off scot-free.

For God's sake, there's nothing left, I'm a shell. There's nothing left to kill. As long as my behavior is what I know it has to be. Decent. Correct. That alone in the eyes of God. HARPER: NO, no, not that, that's Utah talk, Mormon talk, I hate it, Joe, tell me, say it . . JOE: All I will say is that I am a very good man who has worked very hard to become good and you want to destroy that. You want to destroy me, but I am not going to let you do that. ) HARPER: I'm going to have a baby. JOE: Liar.

Oh my God. PRIOR: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. LOUIS: What did ... What? PRIOR: I had an accident. ) LOUIS: This is blood. PRIOR: Maybe you shouldn't touch it . . me. . I . . (He faints) LOUIS (Quietly): Oh help. Oh help. Oh God oh God oh God help me I can't I can't I can't. 54 MILLENNIUM APPROACHES Scene 2 Same night. Harper is sitting at home, all alone, with no lights on. We can barely see her. Joe enters, but he doesn't turn on the lights. JOE: Why are you sitting in the dark? Turn on the light.

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