Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Louis Ironson Timeline and Summary
- Louis hooks up with Joe.
- He has a dream that Joe is a Mormon and is freaked out to learn it's true.
- At Jones Beach, he debates politics with Joe.
- He ends up leaving Joe on the beach, telling Joe he needs to see Prior.
- Louis calls Prior and asks to speak to him. He tries to talk about things with Prior but gets shot down.
- He meets up with Belize and learns that Joe is associated with Roy Cohn.
- Louis does a bit of research and reads the legal decisions Joe has ghostwritten for Roy. He's appalled by them.
- When Louis confronts Joe, they get into a fight, which ends with Louis getting beaten up pretty badly.
- Louis goes to Roy's hospital room at Belize's request. He says the Kaddish for Roy, then smuggles Roy's AZT stash out of the hospital.
- He visits Prior and tries to get back together with him, but Prior rejects him.
- Much later, in the epilogue, he talks about how awesome Gorbachev is.