Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Rated 4.0

For the first time in a decade, a Sacramento group is staging the first half of playwright Tony Kusher’s sprawling masterpiece—a huge tapestry that touches on our nation’s attitudes toward sexuality (mostly gay), politics, history, religion, devastating illness and more. This staging by Lambda Players works with relatively modest physical resources and community actors, but the show comes to life through a string of vivid performances by several veterans (Martha Omiyo Kight, Jes Gonzales) and younger talent (Evan Johnson, Kevin Caravahlo). It’s a great script, and Lambda’s production successfully taps into the awesome dramatic power that Kushner harnessed when he wrote it. Take advantage of the opportunity to see this one—it may be years before this play will be staged again locally.
The Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday February 3; $13-$16.50. 1028 R Street, (916) 444-8229. Through February 16.