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Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (micro-review)

“Occasionally works as a club designer or caterer, otherwise lives very modestly but with great style off a small trust fund.” I enjoy Kushner’s lively description of Prior Walter. It’s an idioscratic way of describing someone and it’s something I’d expect to read in The New Yorker. Angels in America is pushing the boundries of what I had considered a play to be. I don’t like the high scene count – (see my entry about scene counts in contemporary plays) – but this is “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” and I was continually surprised when characters from different storylines started to intertwine. I wish I could have seen how this play was staged because the direction requires some big effects. In regards to the story; I am curious to see what happens to the characters Perestroika. To be continued