By Tony Kushner. Director: Peter Kalos. Three Big Men Productions. Chapel off Chapel (Vic). Aug 16 – Sep 1.
Once in a lifetime a play comes along that defines a generation. Set in 1985 and first produced in 1991, Angels in America is that play. Simultaneously comic, tragic, harrowing, poetic, challenging and ultimately spiritually uplifting, it is a masterpiece of modern theatre, and Tony Kushner richly deserved his Pulitzer prize and Tony award. This exploration of life, death and discovering and owning who we truly are, apart from whom we perceive ourselves and others to be, runs a staggering 7 hours in its entirety, so we only see Part 1.