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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.

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

"A great, wonderful play… provocative, witty and deeply upsetting… a looking out and radical rethinking of yankee political drama."—Frank wealthy, The big apple Times

"Something infrequent, harmful 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 exceedingly smart…It’s most unlikely to visualize an individual captivated by means of the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An greatly awesome 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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Two new lesions. My leg hurts. There’s protein in my urine, the doctor says, but who knows what the fuck that portends. Anyway it shouldn’t be there, the protein. My butt is chapped from diarrhea and yesterday I shat blood. louis: I really hate this. You don’t tell me— prior: You get too upset, I wind up comforting you. It’s easier— louis: Oh thanks. prior: If it’s bad I’ll tell you. louis: Shitting blood sounds bad to me. prior: And I’m telling you. louis: And I’m handling it. prior: Tell me some more about justice.

Louis (Starting to exit): I’m calling the ambulance. prior: No, wait, I— louis: Wait? Are you fucking crazy? Oh God you’re on fire, your head is on fire. prior: It hurts, it hurts . . louis: I’m calling the ambulance.  A  A prior: I don’t want to go to the hospital, I don’t want to go to the hospital please let me lie here, just— louis: No, no, God, Prior, stand up— prior: DON’T TOUCH MY LEG! louis: We have to . . Oh God this is so crazy. prior: I’ll be OK if I just lie here Lou, really, if I can only sleep a little .

Fell apart. Oh God, I feel so sad . . prior: I . . I’m sorry. I usually say, “Fuck the truth,” but mostly, the truth fucks you. harper: I see something else about you. prior: Oh? harper: Deep inside you, there’s a part of you, the most inner part, entirely free of disease. I can see that. prior: Is that— That isn’t true. harper: Threshold of revelation. Home . . (She vanishes. Prior’s startled. ) prior: People come and go so quickly here . . I don’t think there’s any uninfected part of me. My heart is pumping polluted blood.

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