Louis Ironson, a self-loathing gay man in Tony Kushner's watershed play Angels in America, goes on one of the most epic guilt trips in theater history after abandoning his AIDS-stricken boyfriend. But playing him in last year's restaging of the drama at New York's Signature Theater led actor Zachary Quinto to do the opposite of running away—instead he embraced himself and the challenges of being gay. In an interview with New York magazine, Quinto—better known as Spock in J. J. Abrams's reboot of Star Trek—said the play made him realize how lucky he was. But at the same time, "as a gay man, it made me feel like there's still so much work to be done, and there's still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed."
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