Event Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches, and Part 2: Perestroika
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Angels in America
First Date 30 August 1994
Opening Date 30 August 1994
Last Date 25 September 1994
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Tony Kushner's two-part "gay fantasia on National themes". "A social, psychological and political overview of America during the 1980s, as Communism world-wide splintered and disintegrated, the Millenium was coming to an end, and America (and the world) was ravaged by the barely-understood epidemic of AIDS. Given this less than optimistic view of the world, the play asks how we can move forward with hope."
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Epidemics
HIV/AIDS
Homosexuality
Politics
Race relations
Relationships
Religion
Social Issues
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Colin Batrouney Actor
Melvin Carroll Actor
Jacek Koman Actor
Monica Maughan Actor
Catherine McClements Actor
William McCluskey Actor
Margaret Mills Actor
Greg Stone Actor
David Tredinnick Actor
Samantha Baker Assistant Stage Manager
Maija Putans Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Healy Composer
Anna Borghesi Costume Designer
Brian Thomson Designer
Neil Armfield Director
Matthew Hughes Fight Director
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
Richard Johnstone Lighting Operator
Tony Kushner Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Greg Diamantis Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Part One or Part Two performed weeknights; both parts played together on weekends. Also toured to State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1994
Cast List MTC Records
Programme Melbourne Playhouse season
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 17 April 2012
Event Identifier 25604