"angels in america"

Published May 16, 1993


Angels in America Marcia Gay Harden, David Marshall Grant, Kathleen Chalfant, Ron Leibman, Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Spinella, Joe Mantello, and Jeffrey Wright, 1993



Tony Kushner’s two-part play is a metaphorical examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s, subtitled “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes”. It has been called “a turning point in the history of gay drama, the history of American drama, and of American literary culture.” The New York Times declared it was “the most thrilling American play in years.” It won the Tony for Best Play and the Pulitzer for Drama. Hirschfeld’s drawing captures the kaleidoscope of different storylines in the play which focuses on a gay couple in New York but also features historic figures like Roy Cohn and supernatural characters. The first part of the play, Millennium Approaches, premiered on Broadway in May 1993 (when this drawing first appeared), and the second part Perestroika, opened six months later.

This piece is available as a hand signed limited edition lithograph

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