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The Normal Heart

  • By Larry Kramer
  • Directed by Buffie Main & Ben Clegg

We are living an epidemic while the rest of the world is going on around us.

Exploring the early days of an epidemic, and homophobia and prejudice around infectious disease, The Normal Heart pangs with poignant parallels and eerie echoes.

Pulitzer-nominated, The Normal Heart is set in 1980s New York and explores the impact of the AIDS endemic in the early years. A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Based on Kramer’s real-life experience, writer and activist Ned Weeks attempts to channel his anger at the systems in place while he fights to unite the gay community to talk about their rights to survive.

“…a cross fire of life and death energies that illuminate the many issues and create a fierce and moving human drama.” – Newsweek


  • Headshot photo of David Cowan
    David CowanNed Weeks
  • Headshot photo of David Rose
    David RoseBruce Niles
  • Jovani ZambranoBen Weeks
  • Alaggio LaurinoFelix Turner
  • Jodi EichelbergerMickey Marcus
  • Katie PrestonDr. Emma Brookner
  • Jeff MercerTommy Boatwright/Craig Donner
  • Jake AtkinsonHiram Keebler/David/Grady/Doctor