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By Tony Kushner

A revised variation of 1 of the main influential performs of our time, released with a brand new foreword by means of the author.

"Angels in America is the broadest, inner most, so much looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A sizeable, unbelievable play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a looking and radical rethinking of yank political drama."—Frank wealthy, The long island Times

"Something infrequent, risky and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room…"—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceptionally smart…It’s very unlikely to visualize an individual captivated via the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An significantly notable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete strength can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, The New Yorker

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Cash, check or credit card. Name your destination. harper: Antarctica, maybe. I want to see the hole in the ozone. I heard on the radio— (He opens his briefcase. ) mr. lies (His hands poised over the keyboard): I can arrange a guided tour. Now? harper: Soon. Maybe soon. I’m not safe here you see. Things aren’t right with me. Weird stuff happens. mr. lies: Like? harper: Well, like you, for instance. Just appearing. Or last week . . well never mind. People are like planets, you need a thick skin.

Louis (Very softly, holding Prior’s arm): Oh please . . prior: I’m a lesionnaire. The Foreign Lesion. The American Lesion. Lesionnaire’s disease. louis: Stop. prior: My troubles are lesion. louis: Will you stop. prior: Don’t you think I’m handling this well? I’m going to die. louis: Bullshit. prior: Let go of my arm. louis: No. prior: Let go. louis (Grabbing Prior, embracing him ferociously): No. prior: I can’t find a way to spare you, baby. No wall like the wall of hard scientific fact. S. Wham.

Morning. louis: Good morning, Counselor. joe (He watches Louis cry): Sorry, I . . I don’t know your name. louis: Don’t bother. Word processor. The lowest of the low. joe (Holding out his hand): Joe Pitt. I’m with Justice Wilson. louis: Oh, I know that. Counselor Pitt. Chief Clerk. joe: Were you . . Are you OK? louis: Oh, yeah. Thanks. What a nice man. joe: Not so nice. louis: What? joe: Not so nice. Nothing. You sure you’re— louis: Life sucks shit. Life . . just sucks shit.  M A joe: What’s wrong?

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