Friday, October 24, 2014

Angels in America at BAM, October 23-25, 2014

Angels in America at BAM

October 23-25, 2014

By Tony Kushner
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Directed by Ivo van Hove

There are no feathers here. Instead of beating wings, there's David Bowie's otherworldly wails. With little more than a stack of vinyl records, a few fluorescent lights, and a saline drip, Dutch visionary Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam deliver a revelatory take on Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic. Encompassing both "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika," this marathon production strips Kushner's now-iconic characters - Prior Walter and his boyfriend Louis, Reaganite lawyer Roy Cohn, Mormon couple Joe and Harper Pit - to their essence, boldly reimagining "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes."

Set and light design by Jan Versweyveld
Costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic
Video design by Tal Yarden
Music by Wim Selles

In Dutch with English titles.

A very few seats still available at the top link.