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Angels in America

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04/06/18: Free Events During the Run of Angels in America

Berkeley Rep Announces Free Events During the Run of Angels in America

Book launch, podcasts, and live panels open to the public

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a series of events surrounding its production of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The events are intended to provide the public with a deeper context into the historical elements and themes of the play, as well as create a space for conversation. Tickets for almost all of the events are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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01/04/18: Cast and Creative Team for Angels in America

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the Bay Area for the first time in over 20 years

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.

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Show photos—Part One: Millennium Approaches

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Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Danny Binstock (Joe Pitt) and Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) and Danny Binstock (Joe Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Danny Binstock (Prior 1), Randy Harrison (Prior Walter), and Stephen Spinella (Prior 2) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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Bethany Jillard (Harper Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Francesca Faridany (The Angel) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Danny Binstock (Joe Pitt) and Bethany Jillard (Harper Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) and Caldwell Tidicue (Belize) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Caldwell Tidicue (Mr. Lies) and Bethany Jillard (Harper Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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(l to r) Carmen Roman (Ethel Rosenberg) and Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.

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Show photos—Part Two: Perestroika

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(l to r) Caldwell Tidicue (Belize) and Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) and Francesca Faridany (The Angel) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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Bethany Jillard (Harper Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson) and Danny Binstock (Joe Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Francesca Faridany (The Angel) and Carmen Roman (Hannah Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Bethany Jillard, Carmen Roman, Caldwell Tidicue, Francesca Faridany, and Danny Binstock in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Randy Harrison (Prior Walter), Caldwell Tidicue (Belize), Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson), and Carmen Roman (Hannah Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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Francesca Faridany (The Angel) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Francesca Faridany (The Angel) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Francesca Faridany (A Nurse), Randy Harrison (Prior Walter), and Carmen Roman (Hannah Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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Francesca Faridany (The Angel) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) and Danny Binstock (Joe Pitt) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis Ironson) and Randy Harrison (Prior Walter) in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.

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(l to r) Randy Harrison (Prior) and Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) in Angels in America at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Benjamin Ismail (Louis) and Randy Harrison (Prior) in Angels in America at Berkeley Rep.

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Carmen Roman (Hannah) in Angels in America at Berkeley Rep.

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Francesca Faridany (The Angel)

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Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis)

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Lisa Ramirez (The Angel)

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Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn)

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(l to r) Tony Taccone and Tony Kushner, director and playwright of Angels in America

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Danny Binstock (Joe) and Bethany Jillard (Harper) in Angels in America at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Caldwell Tidicue (Belize) and Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) in Angels in America at Berkeley Rep.

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Danny Binstock (Joe)

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Randy Harrison (Prior)

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Bethany Jillard (Harper)

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Carmen Roman (Hannah)

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Caldwell Tidicue (Belize)

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Who

Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone

Cast members include

Danny Binstock (Joe), Francesca Faridany and Lisa Ramirez (The Angel), Randy Harrison (Prior), Benjamin T. Ismail (Louis), Bethany Jillard (Harper), Carmen Roman (Hannah), Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn), and Caldwell Tidicue (Belize)

Creative team includes

Takeshi Kata (scenic designer), Montana Blanco (costume designer), Jennifer Schriever (lighting designer), Jake Rodriguez (sound designer), and Alexander V. Nichols (projection designer)

What

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety—directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago, and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco while Taccone was serving as artistic director, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology, and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today’s sociopolitical climate, Kushner’s universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

April 17–July 22, 2018

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Special events

Teen Night

Saturday 4/21 @ 5:30pm (Part One); Friday 4/27 @ 5:30pm (Part Two)

Opening Night

Saturday 4/28 @ 1pm and 7pm (marathon performance: Parts One and Two presented)
Includes a pre-show dinner beginning at 5pm for donors. Event sponsored by Hafner Vineyard, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, and Ramsay Winery.

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performances

Open captioned performances

Sunday 7/1 @ 1pm (Part One); Sunday 7/8 @ 1pm (Part Two)

Page to Stage

Monday 5/7 @ 8pm
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America in Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre.
The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois is an oral history of Angels in America as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it—a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale.

Free live panels

Monday 5/14 @ 6:30pm
Angelology: A Live Panel on Millenarianism in Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theatre.
The panel will explore the questions “Why do angels appear to people? What forecasts the end of the world?” through Jewish and Mormon lenses.

Monday 6/4 @ 8pm
The Limits of Tolerance: Live Panel on AIDS Activism Then and Now in Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre.
How did political pressure contribute to halting the epidemic? What difference did legislation make? Where is AIDS research and support today? What can the response to the AIDS crisis teach us about creating social change?

How much

Premium: $65–100 · Section A: $55–85 · Section B: $40–70 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 35 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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