Written by American playwright Tony Kusher, Angels In America is set in a Reagan-era America riven by the Aids epidemic and explores the shifting fortunes of two couples, one gay, one straight.
Preston Crayford was cast as Tui - who had in fact also helped raise her.
Based on her own family's wartime experiences: her grandmother Tui was left at home with baby Gaylene while her husband, Chelsie's grandfather Ed, was a soldier then a prisoner of war.
It was like two completely different women - and I had a really strong relationship with both.
Preston has a kin named Roger Sutton.
They are in relation from previous few years of a strong relationship.