class="">ANGELS IN AMERICA II. – PERESTROIKA by Tony Kushner

ANGELS IN AMERICA II. – PERESTROIKA by Tony Kushner

28 October| 19:00 – I.L.Caragiale National Theatre, Media Hall

Angels in America is a colorful portrayal of the United States of America in the 1980s, depicting the time of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.

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Cast :

Roy M. Cohn, a successful New York lawyer and unofficial power broker: Zsolt Bogdán

Joseph Porter Pitt,  a Mormon, chief clerk at the Federal Court of Appeals, Second Circuit: Péter Árus

Harper Amaty Pitt,  Joe’s wife, an agoraphobic with a mild Valium addiction: Éva Imre

Louis Ironson,  a word processor working for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals: Balázs Bodolai

Prior Walter,  Louis’s boyfriend, a stylist: Ervin Szűcs

Hannah Porter Pitt,  Joe’s mother, Mormon, widowed: Emőke Kató

Belize, a registered nurse and former drag queen: Szabolcs Balla

The Angel: Tekla Tordai

Alexis Antediluvianovich Prelapsarianov, the World’s Oldest Bolshevik: Emőke Kató

Mr. Lies, Harper’s imaginary friend: Szabolcs Balla

Henry,  Roy’s doctor: Emőke Kató

A Voice: Tekla Tordai

Ethel Rosenberg, Phantom of Roy Cohn’s famous victim: Emőke Kató

Emily, a Nurse: Tekla Tordai

Stage Direction: Victor Ioan Frunză

Set and Costume Design: Adriana Grand

Dramaturgy: Nóra Balázs

Assistant director: Emőke Veres

Length:  3 h 30 min  (with intermission)

Hungarian State Theatre, Cluj-Napoca

Performance in Hungarian with English and Romanian surtitles

Suitable for ages 16 and above

All the characters of the play belong to a minority group: gays, Jews, Mormons. The play talks about the “great journey” that most of the characters are on, that of reevaluating their destiny and trying to face it.

A two-part production. The two performances are linked by their theme as well as characters, however, since they have different plots, they can be viewed separately.