Angels Fall is a play by Lanford Wilson, addressing themes of hope, love and the future. The play follows two couples and some locals who must stay at a Catholic mission in New Mexico after a nuclear accident. The two couples are a professor and his wife, and an older woman and her young lover. Father Doherty and his son Don are both Native Americans and run the mission. The play revolves around their interactions and the questions that face them if and when they can leave the mission.
Angels in America is the story of WASP lawyer Prior Walter and those surrounding his life. Prior has just been diagnosed with AIDS, and his life crumbles over the course of the play while various subplots handle themes as diverse as McCarthyism, the Rosenberg trials, and religious prophecy. The play is a seminal work of the state of gay culture and closeted culture in middle-class America, as well as a unique look at San Franciscos's history.