Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

Cast: 3f 6m with doubling

Staging: Various interior and exterior sets

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781854592552Publication Date:
17 Feb 1994
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1992; National Theatre, London, 1993

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner

Paperback £9.99£7.99

  • Best Play, Tony Awards - 1994

Part Two 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.

Perestroika picks up the stories of Prior and Cohn from Part One: Millennium Approaches. 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.

Perestroika was premiered in November 1992 in a production by the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, directed by Oskar Eustis and Tony Taccone. In November 1993 it received its London debut in a National Theatre production on the Cottesloe stage, in repertory with a revival of Millennium Approaches, again directed by Declan Donnellan.

Perestroika won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play.

Also available: Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches 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'

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

Cast: 3f 6m with doubling

Staging:Various interior and exterior sets

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781854592552Publication Date:
17 Feb 1994
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Tony Kushner:

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

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