Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

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by Tony Kushner

Subtitled “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” Tony Kushner’s epic drama takes place in New York City in the 1980s. Prior Walter tells his lover he has AIDS, and loses him in the process. Attorney Joe Pitt is groomed by legendary attorney Roy Cohn for a job in Washington, even as Cohn himself faces a life-threatening illness. Joe’s wife Harper is addicted to Valium, and questions the state of her marriage. And there’s also an angel, who comes with prophetic words of revelation…

Nearly 30 years after its San Francisco world premiere, both parts of “Angels in America” will be presented by the Pandemic Play Reading Series, directed by Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly. Part one, Millennium Approaches, will be presented on November 14; the second part, Perestroika, will follow on November 21.

Cast:
Amy Canfield – Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz/Henry/Ethel Rosenberg
Andrea Daszkiewicz – Harper Pitt/Martin Heller
James Lockhart – Joe Pitt/Prior 1/The Eskimo
Greg Ludek – Roy Cohn/Prior 2
Amanda McFaul – Narrator
Summer Sattora – Louis Ironson
MJ Savastano – Prior Walter/Man in the Park
Kesha Sharee – Belize/Mr. Lies
Shawnda Urie – The Angel/Emily/Sister Ella Chapter/Homeless Woman

This reading is scheduled for:

Saturday Nov. 14, 2020 07:30 PM (concluded)

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When you attend as an audience member:

  •  Use headphones if you can.
  •  Please mute your microphone when not applauding or laughing or responding.
  •  Please turn off your video transmission while actors are reading.  You are welcome to have it on preshow and during intermission.

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