Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (2013 by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

A revised version of 1 of the main influential performs of our time, released with a brand new foreword via the author.

"Angels in America is the broadest, private, so much looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A monstrous, amazing play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a looking and radical rethinking of yankee political drama."—Frank wealthy, The manhattan Times

"Something infrequent, harmful and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room…"—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply religious, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceedingly smart…It’s very unlikely to visualize an individual captivated via the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An greatly amazing paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, The New Yorker

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Harper: I’m going to have a baby. joe: Liar. harper: You liar. A baby born addicted to pills. A baby who does not dream but who hallucinates, who stares up at us with big mirror eyes and who does not know who we are. ) joe: Are you really . . harper: No. ) harper: Yes. (He stops. ) harper: No. Yes. ) harper: Get away from me. Now we both have a secret. ) prior (Speaking to Louis but not looking at him): One of my ancestors was a ship’s captain who made money bringing whale oil to Europe and returning with immigrants— Irish mostly, packed in tight, so many dollars per head.

He holds himself ) Poor me. Poor poor me. Why me? Why poor poor me? Oh I don’t feel good right now. I really don’t.  A  A Scene 8 That night. Split scene: Prior and Louis in their bed. Louis reading, Prior cuddled next to him. Harper in Brooklyn, alone. Joe enters. harper: Where were you? joe: Out. harper: Where? joe: Just out. Thinking. harper: It’s late. joe: I had a lot to think about. harper: I burned dinner. joe: Sorry. harper: Not my dinner. My dinner was fine. Your dinner.

My dinner was fine. Your dinner. I put it back in the oven and turned everything up as high as it could go and I watched till it burned black. It’s still hot. Very hot. Want it? joe: You didn’t have to do that. harper: I know. It just seemed like the kind of thing a mentally deranged sex-starved pill-popping housewife would do. joe: Uh-huh. harper: So I did it. Who knows anymore what I have to do? joe: How many pills? harper: A bunch. Don’t change the subject. joe: I won’t talk to you when you— harper: No.

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