The Normal Heart

8:00 pm - 10:15 pm


Short North Stage commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, the first drug that offered hope in the war against HIV-AIDS, with a staged reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. This searing drama of the early days of the epidemic compellingly takes us back to the horror and helplessness felt by the LGBT community in the early 1980s as they struggled to deal with this crisis and get needed attention from the public and government.
The Normal Heart chronicles a major era in gay history—a time that many today are too young to remember.
“Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over,” wrote reviewer Ben Brantley in the New York Times, “and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”

Performances Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 19 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

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