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Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika


by Tony Kushner

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Characters

Meet the Cast

Prior Walter

Prior goes through some pretty big changes over the two parts of this play. (Need a refresher on Prior in the first part of the play? Click here.) Most notably, he goes from being a passive victim...

Louis Ironson

Louis is one guilty dude throughout most of Angels in America, but in Perestroika his guilt goes off the charts. He's definitely got a lot to feel bad about: deserting your lover who is deathly ill...

Joe Pitt

Things really go to crap for Joe in Perestroika. At the beginning, things look pretty good. At long last, after a life of inner turmoil, he finally begins his first gay relationship. He even seems...

Roy Cohn

Out of all the characters in Angels in America, Roy changes the least. Well, that is unless you count going from being alive to being dead. Even on his deathbed, Roy stays the same malicious, selfi...

Hannah Pitt

Hannah is Joe's tough Mormon mom. Though she's awfully hard on her son, and takes the news that he's gay really badly, we see her kinder side in Perestroika. In the second part of Angels in America...


Belize is one of Prior's best friends, not to mention his former lover. Belize is solidly on Prior's side during the breakup with Louis, and sometimes serves as a go-between for the two men. Belize...

Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel is a ghost in Angels in America who haunts Roy Cohn. Many years ago, Roy illegally influenced a judge to sentence her to be executed. Ethel has every reason to hate Roy, and mostly wishes him...

The Angel

Looking for our thoughts on the angel that stalks Prior Walter? Head over to "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory" for all of the dirt.