Angels in America definitely takes some flights of fancy. While many of the scenes are generally realistic, there are other times when that reality gets skewed. A lot of these moments come in the form of hallucinations. For example, Harper dreams up Mr. Lies, a travel agent, who whisks her away to a surreal version of Antarctica. And then there are the ghosts: both Prior and Roy receive visitations from the dead. The play leaves it ambiguous as to whether these are hallucinations or if the ghosts actually exist in the reality of the play. Then, of course, there's Prior's climactic angelic visitation, which is never defined as real or imagined. All in all, it seems Kushner takes great joy in blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. The play asks us to really look at our preconceptions of what is real and what is not.
Reality is deliberately played with in Angels in America to give audiences many new ways of seeing the world.