To miss this achievement in contemporary theatre is to miss one of the most important plays of the 20th century. Thanks to Black Swan State Theatre Company, SMPerth is sending a couple of lucky April attendees to a show they will surely be talking about with their friends for months!
Angels in America
by TONY KUSHNER
Part 1 Millennium Approaches
28 May – 19 June
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Tickets on sale through Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=ANGELSIN16
Set in 1985 New York City, this ground-breaking drama follows Prior Walter, a young gay man diagnosed with AIDS and abandoned by his lover. Desperate and alone, he is visited in a dream by an angel that brands him a prophet and tasks him with saving humanity from themselves.
As if this wasn’t a big enough burden, Walter must navigate a mine?eld of the fantastic and the mundane, including Morman’s, a communist hating homophobic lawyer and a drug-addicted housewife, as well as his own feelings of abandonment and disenchantment.
Beloved by fans and critics alike, this modern masterpiece has won every award worth winning in theatre, including the Tony Award for Best Play, twice, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
CAST INCLUDES: Adam Booth, Stuart Halusz, Felicity McKay, Jo Morris, Will O’Mahony, Kenneth Ransom, Toni Scanlon, John Stanton
DIRECTOR: Kate Cherry
EMERGING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Joe Lui
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Christina Smith
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Matt Scott
SOUND DESIGNER: Ash Gibson Greig
? ? ? ? ? NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD FOR BEST PLAY (1993)
? ? ? ? ? TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY (1993, 1994)
? ? ? ? ? PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA (1993)
? ? ? ? ? 11 EMMY AWARDS (2004)