Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Cast: 3f 6m with doubling

Staging: Various interior and exterior sets

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 204 pages ISBN: 9781854591562Publication Date:
13 Feb 1992
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Eureka Theatre Company, USA 1991; National Theatre, London 1992

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

By Tony Kushner

Paperback £9.99£7.99

  • Best New Play, Critics' Circle Theatre Awards - 1992
  • Best Play, Evening Standard Awards - 1992
  • Best Play, Tony Awards - 1993
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 1993

Part One of the two-part Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Prior, visited by ghosts of his ancestors and abandoned by his lover after his diagnosis with AIDS, is wondering if he is still sane when the angels select him to be their prophet. Powerbroker Roy Cohn also has the virus - but he believes that only the powerless can have that particular illness, and so kicks back against his diagnosis.

In the 'melting pot where nothing melted' of modern America, the nation's reaction to the sickness – and its sufferers – is laid bare.

Millennium Approaches was premiered in May 1991 by the Eureka Theatre Company, San Francisco, directed by David Esbjornson. In London it was premiered in January 1992 in a National Theatre production at the Cottesloe Theatre, directed by Declan Donnellan.

The play received many awards, including Best Play at the 1992 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 1992 Critics' Circle Awards, Best Play at the 1993 Tony Awards and the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Also available: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika and a single-volume edition Angels in America: Parts One & Two.

Press Quotes

'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'

The New Yorker

'Something dark, rare and harrowing has erupted upon the London stage'

Evening Standard

Cast: 3f 6m with doubling

Staging:Various interior and exterior sets

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 204 pages ISBN: 9781854591562Publication Date:
13 Feb 1992
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Tony Kushner:

Angels in America (new edition)
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays
Homebody/Kabul
A Bright Room Called Day
Lincoln
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)
Caroline, or Change (US edition)
The Illusion
Angels in America: Parts One & Two
Widows
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
Caroline, or Change

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