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Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Prior Walter Timeline and Summary
Prior tells the angel who crashed through his ceiling to go away. He wakes up from his dream of the angel. Prior calls Belize and gets him to sing a Christmas carol. He starts dressing like a prophet. He attends a tacky drag queen funeral with Belize, and then tells Belize the full story of his experience with the angel. Flashback: Prior gets intimate with the angel. The angel tells him that he's a prophet who must get humanity to stop growing, changing, and migrating. She presses the sacred Book of Anti-Migration into his chest. End flashback. Prior goes to the Mormon Visitors Center and watches the diorama with Harper. While watching the diorama, he sees visions of Louis and Joe. Later, he confronts Louis in the park and pushes him away. Curious about Louis' new lover, he stalks Joe at work. Then he tries to stalk Joe at the Mormon Visitors Center, but hangs out with Hannah instead. He collapses at the Mormon Visitors Center, and Hannah takes him to the hospital. The nurse Emily chastises him for not taking care of himself. In the hospital, he talks Mormonism and angel history with Hannah. In another vision, he confronts the angel, wrestling her at Hannah's prompting. He gains access to Heaven and tells the angels there that they have to take the book back, saying that human beings can't just stop moving and changing. Prior wakes up in his hospital bed. When Louis visits, he tells Louis he loves him but that Louis can't come back. Much later, he delivers an epilogue that sums up the play's progressive message.