Angels in America

October 23 – 25, 2014

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language Dutch
Country of Origin Netherlands
Description There are no feathers here. Instead of beating wings, there’s David Bowie’s otherworldly wails. With little more than a stack of vinyl records, a few fluorescent lights, and a saline drip, Dutch visionary Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam deliver a revelatory take on Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic. Encompassing both “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” this marathon production strips Kushner’s now-iconic characters—Prior Walter and his boyfriend Louis, Reaganite lawyer Roy Cohn, Mormon couple Joe and Harper Pitt—to their essence, boldly reimagining “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.”
Identifier 2014f.00012
Season Fall 2014
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
costume designerWojciech Dziedzic
directorIvo van Hove
lighting designerJan Versweyveld
multimedia artistTal Yarden
musical directorWim Selles
playwrightTony Kushner
set designer/decorJan Versweyveld
translator/interpretorCarel Alphenaar