By Tony Kushner
A revised version of 1 of the main influential performs of our time, released with a brand new foreword by way of the author.
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America has rediscovered itself. Its sacred position among nations. And people aren’t ashamed of that like they used to be. This is a great thing. The truth restored. Law restored. That’s what President Reagan’s done, Harper. ” And the country responds to him. We become better. More good. I need to be a part of that, I need something big to lift me up. I mean, six years ago the world seemed in decline, horrible, hopeless, full of unsolvable problems and crime and confusion and hunger and— harper: But it still seems that way.
Harper: Oh! You startled me! mr. lies: Cash, check or credit card? harper: I remember you. You’re from Salt Lake. You sold us the plane tickets when we flew here. What are you doing in Brooklyn? mr. lies: You said you wanted to travel . . harper: And here you are. How thoughtful. mr. lies: Mr. Lies. Of the International Order of Travel Agents. We mobilize the globe, we set people adrift, we stir the populace and send nomads eddying across the planet. We are adepts of motion, acolytes of the flux.
Prior: I couldn’t tell you. louis: Why? prior: I was scared, Lou. louis: Of what? prior: That you’ll leave me. louis: Oh. ) prior: Bad timing, funeral and all, but I figured as long as we’re on the subject of death. louis: I have to go bury my grandma. prior: Lou? (Pause) Then you’ll come home? louis: Then I’ll come home. Scene 5 Same day. Split scene: Joe and Harper at home, as before; Louis at the cemetery after his family has gone, lingering behind, staring down at Sarah Ironson’s coffin in her open grave.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (2013 Revised Edition) by Tony Kushner