The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga Proudly Presents
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
Part One of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-Prize and Tony-Award-winning exploration of how the AIDS crisis impacted fictional characters in the 1980s. Millennium Approaches introduces the characters as they embark on their journeys through the epidemic.
Set in 1980?s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel.
Starring: Kody Carpenter, Evan Jones, Cori Irwin, Alex Perone, JJ Buechner, Melissa Putterman Hoffmann, Mary Darcy, Daryl Hirschfeld, Cindy Boyka & Nick Himmelwright
Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Performances May 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30pm May 14 & 21 at 2pm
$20 General Admission. For reservations call (518) 393-3496
“Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least the absconding of God.” – Jack Kroll, Newsweek
“A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty. ANGELS IN AMERICA is a monumental achievement, the work of a defiantly theatrical imagination that has no parallel on television or in the movies. It ennobles Broadway as no other work in recent memory has.” – Jeremy Gerard, Variety
“Not since Tennessee Williams has a playwright announced his poetic vision with such authority on the Broadway stage.” – John Lahr, The New Yorker