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Angels in America

A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Part One: Millennium Approaches
Part Two: Perestroika
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Charles Newell

Mar 30, 2012 — Jun 03, 2012

“If anyone remains unaware that Chicago ranks right alongside New York as America’s No. 1 theater town, this ‘Angels’ will drive the point home.” -Wall Street Journal

“Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll” –Chicago Tribune

“electrifying production” -Chicago Sun-Times

“The Great Work Begins.” The year is 1985: Ronald Reagan has just been reelected to a second term, and the deadly AIDS epidemic is at its height in New York City. Charles Newell directs Tony Kushner’s ground breaking, two-part epic in repertory, giving audiences the unique opportunity to experience Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus in its magnificent entirety.

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In Conversation with Tony Kushner

On the first day of rehearsal for Angels in America, an unseasonably warm day in February, Director Charles Newell and the cast were joined by playwright Tony Kushner. Before an audience of staff, crew, donors, and university professors and students, Mr. Kushner and Mr. Newell chatted about Angels in America and their working relationship to date.