Homosexuality, AIDS, politics central to Pulitzer-winner play, "Angels in America"
UA playgoers are about to find out whether the '80s were really all that great.
More than just an entertaining play, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" is an exploration of America at the height of the Reagan administration. Times were changing dramatically with the advent of AIDS, increased visibility for gays and lesbians and an era of rampant, capitalist greed.
Tickets are almost sold out for tonight's UA debut performance of playwright Tony Kushner's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece.
"Things - marriages, bodies and society - were breaking apart," said Brian Russo, a theater graduate student. "These themes are very central to the play."
He added that the role of labels in society are important to the play.