"Are we doomed?
Will the past release us?
Can we change?
Angels in America Part II: Perestroika
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Mark Valdez, guest director
April 27 – May 6
Previews April 24 & 26
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington
Part two of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS in 1980s America begins in a ruined place where the old orders are splintering and everything—and everyone—has come apart. Prior Walter is a prophet, and now the “great work” of rebuilding this devastated world can begin. We meet characters who, having faced annihilation, must now confront their own stubborn indestructability. Profoundly funny, magnificently theatrical, and startlingly timely, Perestroika is a story about locating hope in the midst of chaos. The New York Times called it “a true millennial work of art, uplifting, hugely comic and pantheistically religious in a very American style.”
RUN TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes, including two intermissions
CONTENT ADVISORY: domestic violence, partial nudity, sexual content, loud noises, coarse language including strong racial and religious slurs, haze, strobe light, stage blood, and excrement used in a medical context
DATES TO NOTE:
Previews: Tuesday, April 24th & Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM, post-show reception
Pre-Show Lobby Talk: Sunday, April 29th at 1:00 PM. Click here for more information.
Pay-What-You-Can: Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available at the ArtsUW ticket office starting at 11:00 AM on May 2nd. $1 minimum.
Alumni Night: Friday May 4th at 7:30 PM, pre-show reception. School of Drama alumni should email Bobbin Ramsey at email@example.com for 2-for-1 discount code.
|Hannah/Ethel/The Angel Asiatica||Alyssa Franks|
|Harper/The Angel Africanii||Hailey Henderson|
|The Angel/Henry||Brandon Pascal|
|Roy/The Angel Antarctica||Xavier Bleuel|
|Joe/The Father/The Angel Europa||Semaj Miller|
|Louis/The Angel Australia||Phillip Ray Guevara|
|Belize/Mr. Lies/The Angel Oceania||Allyson Brown|
|Aleksii/Nurse Emily/The Mother||Annie Willis|
|Angel Posse||Anna Noelle Kassing, Elliott Chinn, Emma Halliday, Anais Gralpois|
|Set Designer||Shin-yi Lin|
|Costume Designer||Pamela Weinzatl|
|Lighting Designer||Amber Parker|
|Sound Designer||Kai Scheer|