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‘Angels in America Part Two’ to open Oct. 7

Denise Gough and Andrew Garfield are shown in “Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika.” SUBMITTED PHOTO
October 6, 2017

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the series of National Theatre Live screenings. "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" continues with Part Two: "Perestroika," which picks up where Part One ended. National Theatre Live presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas around the world.

In Part Two: "Perestroika," two men are dying of AIDS, and they are polar opposites. Prior Walter (Andrew Garfield) is a respected member of New York's gay community, and Roy Cohn (Nathan Lane) is a closeted, powerful right-wing politician. Three important, fantastic scenes happen in Part Two, and the dramatic confrontations are combative with a touch of humor. The actors rise to eloquent heights, and Garfield in particular is haunting and spellbinding.

In the mid-1980s, while America was in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grappled with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning, two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott.

Screenings will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7; 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9; and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza behind the Lewes Wawa. Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for film society members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 16 and under. Online reservations are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.

For more information, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.