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Plot[ edit ] Part One: As Prior's illness progresses, Louis becomes unable to cope and moves out, leaving Prior to deal with his abandonment. He is given emotional Women naked amerika by his friend Belize, an ex-drag queen and a hospital nurse, who Women naked amerika must Women naked amerika with Louis' self-castigating guilt and myriad excuses for his behavior. Joe Pitt, a Mormon, Republican clerk in the same judge's office where Louis holds a clerical job, is offered a position in Washington, D. Joe hesitates to accept out of concern for his agoraphobicvalium -addicted wife Harper, who refuses to move.

Harper suspects that Joe does not love her in the same way she loves him, which is confirmed when Joe confesses his homosexuality. Harper retreats into drug-fueled escapist fantasies, including a dream where she Women naked amerika paths with Prior even though the two of them have never met in the real world. Torn by pressure from Roy and a burgeoning infatuation with Louis, Joe drunkenly comes Fuck local sluts in coaltown of burnturk to his conservative mother Hannah, who reacts badly. Concerned for her son, she sells her Women naked amerika in Salt Lake City and travels to New York to help repair his marriage.

Meanwhile, a drug-addled Harper has fled their apartment after a confrontation with Joe, wandering the streets of Brooklyn believing she is in Antarctica as Joe and Louis tentatively begins an affair. Defiantly refusing to publicly admit he is gay, Roy instead declares he has liver cancer. Facing disbarment for borrowing money from a client, Roy is determined to beat the case so he can die a lawyer and he attempts to position Joe in the Justice Department with the aim of having a friend in a useful place. When Joe at last refuses his Women naked amerika, he flies into a rage and collapses in pain.

As he awaits transport to the hospital, he is Women naked amerika by the ghost Women naked amerika Ethel Rosenbergwhom he prosecuted in her trial for espionage, and who was executed after Roy illegally lobbied the judge for the death penalty. Prior begins to hear an angelic voice telling him to prepare for Women naked amerika arrival, and receives visits from a pair of ghosts who claim to be his own ancestors, who inform him he is a prophet. Prior does not know Women naked amerika these visitations are caused by an emotional breakdown or if they are real. At the end of Part One, Prior is visited by an angelwho crashes through his bedroom ceiling and proclaims that "the Great Work" has begun.

Perestroika[ edit ] At the funeral of a friend, a shaken Prior relates his encounter with the Angel to Belize. After revealing the presence of a mystical book underneath the tile in Prior's Kitchen, the Angel reveals to him that Heaven is a beautiful city that resembles San Franciscoand God, described as a great flaming Alephcreated the universe through copulation with His angels, who are all-knowing but unable to create or change on their own. God, bored with Women naked amerika angels, made mankind with the power to change and create. The progress of mankind on Earth caused Heaven to suffer earthquake-like tremors and physically deteriorate. Finally, on the day Women naked amerika the San Francisco earthquake inGod abandoned Heaven.

The Angel brings Prior a message for Women naked amerika moving! Belize believes that Prior is projecting his own fears of abandonment into an elaborate hallucination, but Prior suspects that his illness is the prophecy taking physical form, and that the only way the Angel can force him to deliver her message is to die. Roy lands at the hospital in the care of Belize, where his condition rapidly declines. He manages to use his political clout to acquire a private stash of the experimental drug AZTat the expense of withholding the drug from participants in a drug trial.

Alone in a hospital, Cohn finds himself increasingly isolated, with only Belize, who despises him, and the ghost of Ethel for company. Joe visits Roy, who is near death, and receives a final, paternal blessing from his mentor. However, when Joe confesses he has left Harper for a man, Roy rejects him in a violent reaction of fear and rage, ordering him to return to his wife and cover up his indiscretion. Prior goes to a Mormon visitor's center to research angels, where he meets Hannah, who is volunteering there and taking care of Harper, who has slowly returned to reality but is now deeply depressed. The two share a spark of recognition from their shared dream, and witness a vision of Joe and Louis together.

Louis, regretting his actions, begins to withdraw from Joe and begs Prior's forgiveness, which Prior angrily refuses. Belize informs Louis about Joe's connection with Roy, whom Louis despises for his conservative politics and underhanded dealings. Louis, as a result, researches Joe's legal history and confronts him over a series of hypocritical and homophobic decisions Joe recommended to the courts. The confrontation turns violent, and Joe punches Louis in the face, ending their affair. Ethel Rosenberg watches Roy suffer and decline before delivering the final blow as he lies dying: He has been disbarred after all. Delirious, Roy seems to mistake Ethel for his mother, begging her to comfort him, and Ethel sings a Yiddish Lullaby as Roy appears to pass away.

However, with a sudden burst of energy he reveals that he has tricked her, viciously declaring that he has finally beaten her by making her sing. He then collapses and dies. He asks Louis to recite the Kaddish for Roy. Unseen by the living, Ethel guides Louis through the prayer, symbolically forgiving Roy before she departs for the hereafter. Prior, who has jealously started stalking Joe, collapses from pneumonia while visiting the Mormon center and Hannah rushes him back to the hospital. Prior tells her about his vision and is surprised when Hannah accepts this, based on her belief in angelic revelations within the Mormon church.

At the hospital, the Angel reappears enraged that Prior rejected her message. Prior, on Hannah's advice, wrestles the Angelwho relents and opens a ladder into Heaven. Prior climbs into Heaven and tells the other angels that he refuses to deliver their message, as without progress, humanity will perish, and begs them for more Life, no matter how horrible the prospect might be. He returns to his hospital bed, where he awakes from his vision with his fever broken and his health beginning to recover. He makes amends with Louis, but refuses to take him back. The play concludes in Prior and Louis are still separated, but Louis, along with Belize, remains close in order to support and care for Prior, and Hannah has found new perspective on her rigid beliefs, allowing her to accept her son as he is and forge a friendship with Prior.

Prior, Louis, Belize, and Hannah gather before the angel statue in Bethesda Fountaindiscussing the fall of the Soviet Union and what the future holds. Prior talks of the legend of the Pool of Bethesdawhere the sick were healed. Prior delivers the play's final lines directly to the audience, affirming his intentions to live on and telling them that "the Great Work" shall continue. Characters[ edit ] The play is written for eight actors, each of whom plays two or more roles. Kushner's doubling, as indicated in the published script, requires several of the actors to play the opposite gender. Throughout the play, he experiences various heavenly visions. When the play begins, he is dating Louis Ironson.

His best friend is a nurse named Belize. Louis Ironson — Prior's boyfriend. Unable to deal with Prior's disease, he ultimately abandons him. He meets Joe Pitt and later begins a relationship with him. Harper Pitt — An agoraphobic Mormon housewife with incessant Valium -induced hallucinations. After a revelation from Prior whom she meets when his heavenly vision and her hallucination cross pathsshe discovers that her husband is gay and struggles with it, considering it a betrayal of her marriage. Joe Pitt — Harper's husband and a deeply closeted gay Mormon, clerk at the U. Joe eventually abandons his wife for a relationship with Louis.

Throughout the play, he struggles with his sexual identity. Roy Cohn — A closeted gay lawyer, based on real life Roy Cohn. Just as in history, it is eventually revealed that he has contracted HIV and the disease has progressed to AIDS, which he insists is liver cancer to preserve his reputation. Hannah Pitt — Joe's mother. She moves to New York after her son drunkenly comes out to her on the phone. She arrives to find that Joe has abandoned his wife. Belize — A former drag queen, he is Prior's ex-boyfriend and best friend.

He later becomes Roy Cohn's nurse. He performs the funeral service for Louis' grandmother in Act one of Millennium Approaches and gives him advice on his situation with Prior. Played by the actor playing Hannah. Lies — One of Harper's imaginary friends. A smooth talking agent for the International Order of Travel Agents. Played by the actor playing Belize. Emily — A smart-mouthed nurse who attends to Prior. Played by the actor playing the Angel. Played by the actor playing Harper. Ethel Rosenberg — The ghost of a woman executed for being a Communist spy, based on the real life Ethel Rosenberg.

She visits Roy, whom she blames for her conviction and execution. Prior 1 and Prior 2 — The ghosts of two of Prior Walter's ancestors. Prior 1 was a gloomy Yorkshire farmer from the 13th century while Prior 2 was a 17th-century British aristocrat. They both arrive to herald the Angel's arrival. Played by the actors playing Joe and Roy, respectively. Played by the actor playing Prior. Sister Ella Chapter — Hannah's realtor friend who helps her sell her house. The Eskimo — An imaginary friend in Harper's Antarctic hallucination. Played by the actor playing Joe. Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov — "The World's Oldest Living Bolshevik ", whose speech in the opening of Perestroika sets up the theme of whether the world should continue to move forward.

The father resembles Joe, and later becomes him in Harper's delusions. He is played by the actor playing Joe. The mother comes to life in Harper's imagination and speaks to her. She is played by the actor playing the Angel. The two sons, Caleb and Orrin, are voiced offstage by the actors playing Belize and the Angel respectively. They are in charge of both Heaven and Earth after God's desertion.




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