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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.