Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner. Consisting of two full plays, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, it deals with couples whose relationships are disintegrating, set in America in the 1980s against a backdrop of greed, conservatism, sexual politics, and the emergence of AIDS.

The original text

Millennium Approaches was first produced in Los Angeles in 1992.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Millennium Approaches had its first South African production in 1994, directed by Fred Abrahamse for PACT Drama and starring Sean Taylor as Roy M. Cohn, Nicky Rebelo, Jennifer Steyn, David Butler, Robert Colman, Jacqui Singer, Sechaba Morojele, Rosalind Butler and Dale Cutts. Designer James MacNamara, lighting designer Stan Knight. Performed at the Momentum Theatre in Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg.


Angels in America theatre programme, 1994.

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