Angels in America: Parts One and Two

by Tony Kushner |
Directed by Tony Speciale

  • October 06 , 2019 / Sunday 1:00PM Part One: Millennium Approaches (Marathon Day) Buy Tickets
  • October 06 , 2019 / Sunday 7:00PM Part Two: Perestroika (Marathon Day) Buy Tickets

A towering epic that unveils new depths with each passing year, Tony Kushner’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece arrives on The Rep's stage for the first time. The AIDS epidemic is the flashpoint in Kushner’s swirling tapestry of American culture, myths and spirituality. Navigating this maelstrom are Prior Walter, whose prophetic visions lead him toward an uncertain destiny, Joe Pitt, a devout and painfully closeted Mormon, and Roy Cohn, a lawyer whose AIDS diagnosis forces him to face a lifetime of misdeeds. These twin plays’ vision of a wounded and chaotic nation struggling toward redemption is more urgent than ever.
 
Featuring Kushner’s revised script that fueled acclaimed revivals on Broadway and London’s West End, The Rep will present both parts of Angels in America in a rotating “rep” schedule throughout the run. That will include special marathon days with both parts performed back-to-back.

Click here to buy tickets to both Parts for 15% off! Please note: On two-part packages, you will receive best available seating in the section you choose.

Running time, Part One: 3 hours and 20 minutes, performed with two 10-minute intermissions

Running time, Part Two: 3 hours and 30 minutes, performed with two 10-minute intermissions

This production has adult themes, including strong language and brief nudity. It also includes theatrical smoke and haze and strobe lighting.

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Jayson Speters and Valeri Mudek. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Peter Frechette. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Ben Cherry and Barrett Foa. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

David Ryan Smith and Barrett Foa. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Barrett Foa and Meredith Baxter. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Jayson Speters. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Meredith Baxter. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

David Ryan Smith and Peter Frechette. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Barrett Foa. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Ben Cherry and Jayson Speters. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Gina Daniels and Valeri Mudek. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Barrett Foa and Meredith Baxter. Part Two photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Valeri Mudek and Jayson Speters. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Peter Frechette and Jayson Speters. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Ben Cherry and Barrett Foa. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Barrett Foa and Ben Cherry. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Barrett Foa and Ben Cherry. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Peter Frechette. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Ben Cherry and David Ryan Smith. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Gina Daniels. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Valeri Mudek and Jayson Speters. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Meredith Baxter. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Peter Frechette and Jayson Speters. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Ben Cherry. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Meredith Baxter and Gina Daniels. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Valeri Mudek, Jayson Speters, Barrett Foa and Ben Cherry. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

David Ryan Smith. Part One photo by Peter Wochniak.

Cast & Creative Staff

Cast:

  • Meredith Baxter (Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz, Henry, Hannah Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, Aleskii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov, Asiatica)
  • Peter Frechette (Roy M. Cohn, Prior 2, Antarctica)
  • Jayson Speters (Joseph Pitt, Prior 1, Europa)
  • Valeri Mudek (Harper Pitt, Martin Heller, Africanii)
  • David Ryan Smith (Mr. Lies, Belize, Oceania)
  • Ben Cherry (Louis Ironson, Australia)
  • Barrett Foa (Prior Walter, The Man in the Park)
  • Gina Daniels (The Angel, Emily, Sister Ella Chapter, Homeless Woman, Mormon Mother)

Creative Staff

  • Director: Tony Speciale
  • Scenic Designer: Timothy Mackabee
  • Costume Designer: Dede Ayite
  • Lighting Designer: Xavier Pierce
  • Sound Designer: Broken Chord
  • Projections Designer: Alex Basco Koch
  • Associate Director/Violence, Intimacy and Movement Director: Tommy Rapley
  • Dramaturg: Gad Guterman
  • Voice and Dialect Coach: Joanna Battles
  • Associate Costume Designer: Jake Poster
  • Casting By: Pat McCorkle / Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd.
  • Stage Manager: Emilee Buchheit
  • Associate Stage Manager: Lorraine LiCavoli
  • Production Assistant: Makenzie Clark
  • Flying Effects Provided by: ZFX, Inc.

Age Recommendations

Angels in America is recommended for adults and older teenage audiences. The show contains adult language, adult relationships, sexual situations and scenes addressing medical issues some might find troubling.

 

Please note: This play contains full-frontal male nudity.

Buy tickets to both Parts – 15% Off!

Click here to buy tickets to both Parts for 15% off! Please note: On two-part packages, you will receive best available seating in the section you choose.

Enhance Your Experience

• We're unveiling a new Angels in America-inspired mural by celebrated artist Cbabi Bayoc at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7 in front of Urban Chestnut in The Grove! Join us for free beer, snacks and a meet-and-greet with the artist. More info.

• Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum for a one-hour, docent-led tour that ties in with Angels in America's themes of community, identity and deus ex machina. Tours begin at 2 p.m. September 7, 14 and 15. More info.

• Listen in for our Quick Start Podcast with cast member Jayson Speters (Joe Pitt), which we'll release the week of September 16. We'll discuss the show, his character and exclusive behind-the-scenes details you won't hear anywhere else.