Xavier Players

An epic yet intimate drama centered on two couples (one gay, one straight) whose relationships are disintegrating, Angels in America reveals the darker side of America in the 1980s one of greed, conservatism, sexual politics, and the discovery of an awful new disease: AIDS. Subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," the play is a political call to arms for the age of AIDS. Mr. Kushner's convictions about power and justice are theatrically expressed in styles ranging from precise realism to surrealistic hallucination, from black comedy to religious revelation. Characters move in and out of conversations with each other, sometimes even overlapping vignettes, and settings rapidly change from offices to bedrooms, from hospital wards to an imaginary South Pole. Performed in March of 2009