Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
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Stage Directions: And then in a shower of unearthly white light, spreading great opalescent gray-silver wings, the angel descends into the room and floats above the bed.
Angel: Greetings Prophet; The Great Work begins: The Messenger has arrived. (3.7.46-47)
In the final moment of the play, the divine reality of the angel comes crashing into Prior's bedroom. The ending of the first part of Angels in America is a total cliffhanger. Is the angel real? Has Prior gone totally nuts? You'll just have to read the second part of the play to see what new realms of reality the drama takes us to.