These Angels really fly
Royer Park190 Park Dr.
Roseville, CA 95678
Hurry up. This weekend, get in your car and find Roseville’s Royer Park. Once there, go past the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, past the kids’ playground to the Children’s Arts Center. Hidden in this least likely place you’d ever imagine is a wonderful production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (part one ends this weekend; part two begins July 16). Though the suburban park setting may seem incongruous for such a groundbreaking play about the Reagan years, gay struggles and the AIDS epidemic, it’s actually quite appropriate since one of the major themes is the breakdown of facades. That noted, it’s still a ballsy move for this relatively new theater company to present dynamic, edgy plays far from downtown, and do a damn good job in the process. The cast is a winning one, with special nods to artistic director David Garrison as Prior Walter and Rob Hayes as Roy Cohn.
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; $7. Roseville City Production Dynamics at Royer Park, 190 Park Drive, Roseville; (916) 538-8013. Through July 10, with Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika starting July 16 and running through July 31.