Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Joe Pitt Timeline and Summary
- Joe appears in Harper's imaginary Antarctica.
- In real life, he gets it on with Louis.
- While in bed with Louis, through some warp in reality, Joe is able to talk to Harper even though she's not physically there.
- Through some other reality warp, Joe appears in the diorama at the Mormon Visitors Center that Prior and Harper are watching.
- At the beach with Louis, he freaks out and takes his clothes off on the beach when Louis tells him he's going to see Prior.
- Joe visits Roy in the hospital. He tells Roy he's left his wife and is living with a man.
- Roy flips out when he finds out Joe is gay. He ends up spraying his HIV-infected blood all over Joe.
- Later at work, Joe is really confused when Prior and Belize show up at his office.
- Joe finally talks to his mother, telling her she never should've come to New York.
- He finds Harper at the Brooklyn Promenade and tells her he's come back.
- They go home and have sex, but Joe keeps his eyes closed the whole time.
- He and Harper argue, and he tells his wife that he sees nothing when he looks at her.
- When he goes to see Louis, his lover attacks him for his conservative politics. They get into a fistfight and Joe beats Louis up.
- The ghost of Roy Cohn visits Joe and kisses him.
- Harper leaves Joe once and for all, and Joe ends up completely alone.