Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

by Tony Kushner
directed by Jane Drake Brody

2/8/2013 1:30 AM - 2/17/2013 1:30 AM

WED – SAT at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2:00 PM
2/6 & 2/7
scenic design by Tierra G. Novy
costume design by Taylor S. Payne
lighting design by Garvin Jellison
sound design by Jenna Moran
dramaturgy by Matthew Messina
stage management by Emily Hitmar

at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre

Box Office: (312) 922-1999

1980s America. An Angel of the Apocalypse crashes through a ceiling and hovers over the bed of Prior Walter, a gay New Yorker with AIDS. This collision sets in motion the reintroduction of characters from part one of Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part epic as their lives intersect during the Reagan era. Tragic and hilarious, Perestroika explores personal responsibility, the future of mankind, and the nature of God. 

Recommended for mature audiences.​​​​​​​​

​The cast features Jack Ball (Prior Walter), Lauren Blakeman (Harper Pitt), Daniela Colucci (Hannah Pitt), David Giannini (Roy Cohn), Joe Keery (Joe Pitt), Matthew Sherrill (Louis Ironson), Rejinal Simon (Belize), and Alissa Walker (Angel). 

Special Events:

2/8: Opening Night Party with the company following the performance
2/10: Post-Show Discussion
2/13: DePaul Night — half-price tickets are available for all DePaul community members and students with a valid ID
2/15: Greater Chicago Food Depository Night — patrons who bring 2 or more  canned goods will receive a $5 ticket
2/16: USO of Illinois Night — US Armed Forces personnel can reserve free tickets by visiting

Visit our Community Outreach​ page for more information.

​Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Audio Description & Touch Tour:
The performance of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika on 2/10 at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision.  Our audio describer for this production will be Rob Lamont. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 1:15 PM. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (312) 922-1999. 

Performances Interpreted in American SIgn Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performance of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika on 2/17 at 2 PM will be interpreted in American Sign Language.  Call TTY (773) 325-7975.

We also offer Sennheiser Infra-red personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre.  These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.