Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
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ISBN: 9781854592552
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 1st February 1994
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1992; National Theatre, London, 1993

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On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Tue 11th Apr 2017 to Sat 19th Aug 2017

The two-part Angels in America is an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Part Two: Perestroika picks up the stories of Prior and Cohn from Part One. Prior, overwhelmed by the responsibilties of 'prophet' placed on him by the angels, wishes that they would leave him alone. Cohn, now dying from the virus, continues to manipulate the system from his hospital bed. But who is left to look after them now? And does anyone still care?

With a climax as bittersweet as it is beautiful, we are left wondering who the real angels are in a disparate world.

Also published by NHB: Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches and a single-volume edition Angels in America: Parts One & Two.

'One of the greatest plays of the 20th century'

- New York Observer

'The most ambitious American play of our time'

- Newsweek

'A vast, miraculous play, a true millennial work of art'

- New York Times

'A victory for the theatre, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty'

- New Yorker

'a vision of America at large, pulsating with energy and appetites in the shadow of history and the sense of oncoming disaster'

- Independent on Sunday

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