Angels in America for the first time at the Royal Dramatic Theatre

By on February 21, 2017

Tony Kushner’s multiple award-winning Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, widely seen as one of 1900s most important dramatic works, given for the first time at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in spring 2018. Director Farnaz Arbabi.

The play consists of two parts. Tony Kushner updates the script regularly and the Royal Dramatic Theatre will play the freshest version of the generator. Part 1 premieres February 1, 2018, Part 2 will premiere February 22, 2018.

The play takes place in the US in the 1980s. God has forsaken the people who try to live their lives despite the AIDS epidemic and the conservative Reagan administration. One of these people is selected. Now rising one of the angels from heaven to convince him that he is the only one who can save the world from destruction.

Today we see similar conservative forces as in the 1980s in the United States, forces that want to restrict the living space for everyone who falls outside the norm, for HBTQIpeople and non-Christians. All rights for women, queers and other standard switches are suddenly negotiable. That is why this play is so important today, says Farnaz Arbabi.

The first part of Angels in America premiered in 1991, the second 1992. Angels in America has been awarded among others the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for best play.

Farnaz Arbabi is a director, playwright and artistic director at Unga Klara. Her wayward and socially topical sets have received awards and scholarships, among others the Swedish theater critics’ prize and the Expressen newspaper’s theater prize “En bit av Georgs hatt.” At the Royal Dramatic she has previously directed ≈ [approximately equal to] by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

Tickets for the first performances was released today, February 21, at 12 o’clock on dramaten.se

 
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