Angels in America

TV mini-series, Emma appearing in all 6 episodes
Emma’s role: Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel of America
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Original play and screenplay by: Tony Kushner
Genre: Drama
Release date: US – 7 December 2003

Other cast:
Al Pacino – Roy Cohn
Meryl Streep – Hannah Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Rabbi, The Angel of Australia
Patrick Wilson – Joe Pitt, The Antarctic Eskimo
Mary-Louise Parker – Harper Pitt
Justin Kirk – Prior Walter, The Leatherman in the Park
Jeffrey Wright – Mr. Lies, Belize, Homeless Man, The Angel of Europa

God has abandoned Heaven. It’s 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Lou, his lover of four years, he’s ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt’s wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt’s mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose.

Some of the actors play multiple parts, just as was done in the play.