THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Actor-Writer-Director David Drake Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
08 May 2013

Angels in America, original cast

 

"The experience of having Tony Kushner's 'Gay Fantasia on National Themes' on Broadway was a watershed moment for countless people in both the arts community as well as the LGBT community. I belong to both, so it was a double-whammy. I could write an essay about each and every performance. A cast without flaw. But the moment that always brings me to tears whenever I talk about it to folks was the diner scene between Joe Mantello and Jeffrey Wright. The ferocity of intention from those actors, using Kushner's words as, simultaneously, weapons to hurt and tools to heal an impossible situation, causes my heart to race to this moment."

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