Angels in America

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a two-part play by American playwright Tony Kushner. The work won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Part one of the play premiered in 1991 and …






Louis Ironson:
Well, oh boy. A gay Republican.

Joe Pitt:
Excuse me?

Louis Ironson:
Nothing.

Joe Pitt:
Oh, I'm not... no, forget it.

Louis Ironson:
Not... Republican? Not Republican?

Joe Pitt:
What?

Louis Ironson:
What.

Joe Pitt:
Not gay. I'm not gay.

Louis Ironson:
Oh. Sorry. It's just that sometimes you can tell by the way a person sounds. I mean, you sound...

Joe Pitt:
No, I don't. Like what?

Louis Ironson:
Like a Republican.

Joe Pitt:
Do I sound like a...?

Louis Ironson:
What? Like a Republican? Or do I?

Joe Pitt:
Do you what?

Louis Ironson:
Sound like a...

Joe Pitt:
Yeah. Like a... I'm confused.

Louis Ironson:
Yes. My name is Louis but all my friends call me Louise. I work in word processing. Thanks for the toilet paper.

[Joe goes to speak, but Louis quickly plants a kiss on his cheek before exiting, leaving Joe slightly shocked]

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