We did Angels in America one semester. Bought most of the clothes from thift stores or took them from costume storage, and spend MONTHS working on the angel wings.
I go to see the play.
You see the wings for the last thirty seconds.
That designer drove me NUTS. She wanted them to be functional and everything.
Not that I'm bitter...
for a six-hour play starting with "ANGELS" you'd think there'd be some wings!