Angels in America Part II: Perestroika

4/27/2018 through 5/6/2018 | Jones Playhouse

Theatre University District

Director Mark Valdez explains why he believes the second half of the epic is speaks to this moment in time: “Part one is very well structured, foundational, tight. Kushner’s doing this thing where he sets up this world, only to have it fall apart in part two. And when we get there, everything is kind of a mess: communities are falling apart, structures are falling apart, and God is gone, and there’s a plague, and people are dying, and storms are brewing, and we just don’t know what to do. So, the journey of the play is about figuring out, when things are in chaos and falling apart and fraying, how do you move forward? And ultimately, the characters get through it together, but they have to make a community, they have to make a family, they have to make togetherness, and that’s what lets them survive.”


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