In an era when "epic" stories are usually reserved for blockbuster franchises, Angels in America proves that some of the most fantastic, most panoramic, most important sagas still unfold live on stage. Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches follows two very different but equally troubled young New York couples whose fates become intertwined by circumstance. Sparks fly as the play's large and sharply drawn cast (which ranges from the diabolical lawyer Roy Cohn to an actual angel) clash over the personal, the political and the theological. The dialogue is intense, layered and often humorous as the characters find their way through the minefields of AIDS, Reagan-era politics and their own conflicting issues. Famously made into an HBO mini-series with Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, Angels in America now comes to Players Club of Swarthmore.
This play contains strong language and adult subject matter.