The regional-theater premiere of Tony Kushner's Angels in America happened at Intiman Theater, under the direction of Warner Shook, in 1994. Last night and this morning, Intiman announced that for its 2014 summer season it will produce Angels in America, parts one and two, "with a third play under consideration."
What takes 3 1/2 hours but races along, opens your heart as it invigorates your intellect, and makes you crave a sequel?
In today's theater there is only one answer: "Angels in America," the magnificent Tony Kushner drama that has at last arrived here.
In this morning's press release, Intiman artistic director Andrew Russell described Angels as "like an opera without music." (Which seems like a strange formulation—it's like X without the thing that defines X, a book without pages, a chili without sauce—but I think I know what he's getting at. It's got grandeur.)
At any rate, this sounds like a promising opportunity to revisit and take the measure of a juggernaut that towers in the imagination of modern American theater. We'll get the 3 1/2 hours and the sequel.