James McArdle and Andrew Garfield.

‘Angels in America’ to stream in two parts at Orcas Center

  • Fri Jul 14th, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

The National Theatre production “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches” will be broadcast live on July 20 and “Part Two: Perestroika” will be broadcast live on July 27 to Orcas Center at 7:30 p.m.

“Angels in America” is a unique two-night event, broadcast live in two parts, each one week apart. The two parts are two halves of the same story, so audiences need to see both parts to fully experience the show and see the whole story.

“Angels in America” is sold out in London and the only way to get tickets is via a ballot. Tens of thousands of people have entered this Ballot, for a limited number of available tickets. For many, the only way to see the show will therefore by via the NT Live broadcast.

The show depicts America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis during a conservative Reagan administration, where New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Although the subject matter is serious, the writing is fantastically funny.

The cast includes Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield, who is famous for his role in “Spiderman,” Russell Tovey, a well-known British film and TV face, Broadway superstar Nathan Lane, James McArdle, who starred in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and Denise Gough, who currently stars in the BBC’s “Paula.” This new staging of Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-3 pm. There are $5 subsidized tickets available at the Box Office.