The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” as a two-part high definition broadcast from London’s National Theatre. “Part One: Millennium Approaches” will be screened Thursday, July 20, at 2 and 7 p.m. “Part Two: Perestroika” will show Thursday, July 27, at 2 and 7 p.m.

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony awards winning director Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “War Horse”). The plays first were performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and ‘93.

The action is set in America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.

Tickets are $12 and are on sale now. To buy tickets or for more information, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or