Tony Kushner | Critical Review by John Simon

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Critical Review by John Simon

SOURCE: "Angelic Geometry," in New York Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 48, 6 December 1993, p. 130.

In the following evaluation of Perestroika, Simon notes that the play "aspires to epic status and, with its free-ranging action and propulsive energy, does approach it, " but ultimately, he argues, it "goes nowhere. "

After an intermission of six months, and with more delays than a NASA launching, Part Two of Angels in America, Perestroika, has finally opened. Tony Kushner might have continued fiddling with it even longer, except that Frank Rich, an Angels enthusiast, is quitting his post as chief drama critic of the Times, and his successor is said to be an only lukewarm Angelist: hence the need to catch Rich before he leaves. Actually, and not altogether surprisingly, the best assessments of Angels in America so far have come not from us drama critics but from outsiders...

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