Review: Is “The Inheritance” the Next Gay Epic?

On the surface, it is easy to make a comparison between “Angels in America” and Matthew Lopez’s new play “The Inheritance”: both are sprawling, two-part plays with large casts of characters and explore gay themes, especially HIV. However, when you look closer and move past this vague description, it becomes clear that the plays are not very alike after all (something Lopez himself has even admitted). “The…

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Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis

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Theater Critic. Vassar College alum, current PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.