Larry Kramer’s acclaimed drama
THE NORMAL HEART
City Theatre Austin, June 30 – July 16
The City Theatre is excited to announce a special summer theatre event presentation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Described as “riveting theatre,” this moving, funny, raw, and thought-provoking examination of the fight during the AIDS epidemic, is one of the most successful plays in modern American theatre and deserving of production in every community that believes in the power in and equality of all its citizens. The production runs June 30 – July 16.
Starring Heath Thompson, McArthur Moore, Scott Poppaw, Laura Ray, Mackenzy Cade, Adam Martinez, Trevor Drum, Stephen Phillips, and Michael Galvan. The production is directed by guest directors Carl and Lacey Cannon Gonzales.
«The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing»
The Normal Heart is Larry Kramer’s powerful theatre piece about the public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's fight to awaken the world to the crisis. The play follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at what is happening around him, as he tries to rally the community together and save the world from itself. Along with a circle of determined friends, he is joined by Dr. Emma Brookner, as they watch an unknown disease stalk and shatter those they care for, ultimately making a difference in the fight through their strength and love for one another.
“I don't consider myself an artist. I consider myself a very opinionated man who uses words as fighting tools.” — Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker, and has been a pioneer AIDS activist for over fifty years. After graduating from Yale University in 1957, he began his professional life writing for film, including the Academy Award nominated “Women in Love.” The Normal Heart holds the record as the longest-running play at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre in New York and his The Destiny of Me was awarded an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, and the Hull-Warriner Award by the Dramatist’s Guild. Kramer is the founder of the AIDs advocacy organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis, still the world’s largest provider of services to those with AIDS, and, in 1987, helped found ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). Kramer is a recipient of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the first creative artist and the first openly gay person to be honored by a Public Service Award from Common Cause. The Normal Heart is the winner of multiple New York Theatre Awards including the 2011 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Play.
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer
June 30 – July 16. Thursday — Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10. Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or email@example.com. citytheatreaustin.org