Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Anthony Chase
After their successful launch of Millennium Approaches, Subversive Theatre continues its foray into Tony Kushner’s Angels in America with Part Two: Perestroika. The second play is a continuation of the story started in the first but can stand on its own. Subversive has staged it with a different director from the first part and with an entirely different cast.
Staging Part One is, to be frank, duck soup, compared to taming the beast of hastily written, longer, and more convoluted Part Two, but this mission has been accepted by director Christian Brandjes and his courageous actors: Virginia Brannon, Jerrold Brown, Megan Callahan, Susan Drozd, Jennifer Fitzery, Xavier Harris, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Geoff Pictor, Adam Yellen, and Brian Zybala.
In Part Two, the Angel speaks, and whoa, she’s just a tad deluded. Prior Walter, the chosen prophet, rejects the mission assigned to him, as he brokers a deal with heaven and brings Kushner’s epic drama to its optimistic conclusion. Everybody finds love and forgiveness except Joe, the Republican.
Perestroika runs in rep with Part One. There are days when you can see both parts. Call 408-0499 for details.
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