Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Act 5, Scene 4 Summary
- It's 2am. Joe enters his apartment and calls for Harper.
- Roy enters dressed in a black robe.
- Joe is terrified.
- Roy informs Joe that he has died.
- Joe is mad at his old mentor for lying about having AIDS.
- Roy's ghost tells Joe that he didn't want him to get a bad impression. Roy says he knows Joe feels bad about beating someone up, but the guy deserved it.
- Joe feels horrible about it and that he'll never see Louis again.
- He asks Roy to go.
- "Show me a little of what you've learned, baby Joe. Out in the world," Roy says and then kisses Joe softly on the mouth.
- Roy says he hopes there's something to do in the afterlife, or else he'll get bored.
- He disappears.
- Harper enters.
- Joe wants to know where she's been.
- "I was out. With a friend. In Paradise," Harper tells him (5.4.18).
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