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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 way of the author.

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

"A big, remarkable play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a looking and radical rethinking of yankee 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 tremendously smart…It’s most unlikely to visualize somebody captivated by means of the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

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

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

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Joe: I’m not— Forget it. louis: Republican? Not Republican? Or . . joe: What? louis: What? joe: Not gay. I’m not gay. louis: Oh. Sorry. (Blows his nose loudly) It’s just—  A  A joe: Yes? louis: Well, sometimes you can tell from the way a person sounds, that— I mean you sound like a— joe: No I don’t. Like what? louis: Like a Republican. (Little pause. Joe knows he’s being teased; Louis knows he knows. ) joe: Do I? Sound like a . . louis: What? Like a . . Republican, or . . Do I?

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?

Am I making sense right now? prior: Given the circumstances, yes. harper: So when we think we’ve escaped the unbearable ordinariness and, well, untruthfulness of our lives, it’s really only the same old ordinariness and falseness rearranged into the appearance of novelty and truth. Nothing unknown is knowable. Don’t you think it’s depressing? prior: The limitations of the imagination? harper: Yes. prior: It’s something you learn after your second theme party: It’s All Been Done Before. harper: The world.

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