Study Guide

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Tough-o-Meter

By Tony Kushner


(6) Tree Line

Angels in America manages to be incredibly complex and incredibly accessible at the same time. Even if you don't get all the historical references, poetic motifs, layers of reality, and larger political themes, the play is still one heck of a good story. So yeah, once you start digging into the play you'll find that it gets really intricate – you could spend years unraveling it all. However, the characters are so rich and engaging, and the play is so sad and hilarious, that you'll never feel like you're "taking your medicine."