Uptown Players presents Angels In America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Uptown Players kicks off its 2016-2017 season with Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece about finding hope in the face of crisis. One of the great plays of the 20th century, this blockbuster explores gay culture, race, inequality, and the future of America through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.
Angels in America is an epic double-comedy of love and hate, heaven and earth, past and future. Its magnificent in both scope and detail, with luminous writing, and won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Play. Kushner writes about catastrophe within marginalized communities in the 1980s, and it doesn’t take much work to connect these stories to our own lives today. More than ever, Americans – in the face of crumbling structures and systems – must wrestle with how best to navigate the complexities of hope.