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Upcoming Performances
  2016-2017 Season
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

by Tony Kushner

directed by Jon Reimer

September 24 & 25

Dance Studio 3, Wagner Dance Building

About the Play

In Part Two of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes, the angel reveals to Prior Walter that Heaven is a beautiful city that resembles San Francisco, but that God, bored with his angels, has disappeared. As Prior wrestles with Heaven and his illness, the other characters struggle for racial, sexual and political justice, as well as a feeling of hope, in the tumultuous 1980s.
About the Playwright
Tony Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film Munich, and he wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film Lincoln, both critically acclaimed movies, for which received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay. For his work, he received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2013. (wikipedia.com)
About the Director

Jon Reimer (Director) is a third-year PhD student. He received his BA in Theatre Arts at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Past UC San Diego credits: Golden Boy (Frank/Mickey), Borealis (AD/Dramaturge), Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (AD/Dramaturge), The Cherry Orchard (AD/Dramaturge), Boston Marriage (Director). Upcoming project: Scenes from an Execution (Director).

Director's Statement

Perestroika is very much about finding God (among other things) in the middle space: the space between the action onstage and the audience, the analog and the digital, or even the earthly and the heavenly. This production offers an intimate and dynamic experience that in true queerness blurs the lines of binaries and encourages everyone – even those suffering with the worst illnesses or the most painful heartaches – to not dwell on an outcome but rather live in the interim.

The Cast

Louis Ironson – Martin Meccouri
Prior Walter –  Kyle Hester
Joe Pitt – Hunter Spangler
Harper Pitt – Katherine Ko
Roy Cohn – Sean McIntyre
Belize – Terrance White
Hannah Pitt –  Caroline Siewert
Henry/Emily/Ethel Rosenberg –  Mary Glen Fredrick
The Angel –  Janet Fiki
Percussionist – Fiona Digney
The Creative Team

Director – Jon Reimer
Scenic Designer – Anna Robinson
Projections Designer – Stefani Byrd
Lighting Designer – Joel Britt
Costume Designer – Junior Bergman
Sound Designer – Steven Leffue
Production Stage Manager – Kasson Marroquin

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Dance Studio 3, Wagner Dance Building

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.




Sep. 24

Sep. 25

Sep. 25

7:30 pm  

2:00 pm  

7:30 pm

Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10


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