Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

by Tony Kushner
directed by Blanka Zizka
May 23, 2012July 1, 2012

The most honored play in a generation concludes the Wilma’s 2011/2012 Season – and then returns for the 20th Anniversary of Part Two: Perestroika to kick off 2012/2013.  Winner of two Tony® Awards for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America melds love, hate, religion, and politics into a uniquely American epic.  The year is 1985.  In New York City, Roy Cohn, the politically powerful right-wing lawyer angrily denies his diagnosis of AIDS while his protégé – a court clerk and Republican Mormon – struggles with a Valium-addicted wife.  Simultaneously, an ailing yet spirited gay man begins to hear messages from a supernatural being that build to an exhilarating conclusion.

Press / News

"ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES is one of a handful of important American plays, and the Wilma Theater serves it well. This production will not only entertain you, but it will also do something even deeper: it will challenge you to be a better person—and, perhaps, a more fabulous creature."
— Review from STAGE Magazine
"Kudos to Director Blanka Zizka, the actors, production team and staff on a most successful, compelling, worthwhile rendition of this meaningful and timeless work."
— Review from 102.9 WMGK
"An astonishing theatrical landscape, intimate and epic! The most thrilling American play in years!"
— The New York Times
"Angels in America is a once-in-a-lifetime experience...a 2012 production you won't want to miss!"
— Philadelphia Weekly

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Cast

Kate Czajkowski • Harper
Aubrey Deeker • Prior
Maia DeSanti • Angel
James Ijames • Belize
Stephen Novelli • Roy
Benjamin Pelteson • Louis
Luigi Sottile • Joe

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Oana Botez • Costume Designer
Russell Champa • Lighting Designer
Christopher Colucci • Sound Designer