To miss this achievement in contemporary theatre is to miss one of the most important plays of the 20th century.

Set in 1985 New York City, this ground-breaking drama follows Prior Walter, a young gay man diagnosed with AIDS and abandoned by his lover. Desperate and alone, he is visited in a dream by an angel that brands him a prophet and tasks him with saving humanity from themselves.

As if this wasn’t a big enough burden, Walter must navigate a minefield of the fantastic and the mundane, including Mormons, a communist hating homophobic lawyer and a drug-addicted housewife, as well as his own feelings of abandonment and disenchantment.

Beloved by fans and critics alike, this modern masterpiece has won every award worth winning in theatre, including the Tony Award for Best Play, twice, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


WA Premiere



★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY (1993, 1994)


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 11 EMMY AWARDS (2004)


By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Josef Weinberger London


The programme is available for download here. Please note some images may appear blurry. Programmes are available for purchase from the State Theatre Centre foyers for $5.00. 


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  • Adam Booth
  • Stuart Halusz
  • Felicity McKay
  • Jo Morris
  • Will O'Mahony
  • Kenneth Ransom
  • Toni Scanlan
  • John Stanton

Directed by Kate Cherry

Assistant Director Joe Lui

Set & Costume Designer
Christina Smith
Lighting Designer
Matt Scott
Sound Designer
Ash Gibson Greig
Fight Director
Andy Fraser
Movement Director
Lisa Scott Murphy
  • Dates

    28 May - 19 Jun
  • Venue

    Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Warning

    Adult themes, coarse language, frontal male nudity, simulated sex and smoking of herbal cigarettes
  • Production Partner

  • Associate Partner