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The Normal Heart

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The Normal Heart, John Golden Theatre, NYC Show Poster
John Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs. 30mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
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Feb 24, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
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Larry Kramer's landmark play about love, AIDS and New York in the 1980s chronicles the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.



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What Is the Story of The Normal Heart?
The Normal Heart centers on Ned Weeks, a gay writer who finds himself at the forefront of the fight against AIDS at a time when the disease was so terrifyingly, new it didn’t even have a name. As more and more of his friends fall ill, Ned does his best to rally support for the cause all while finding love with his own partner, Felix, and raging against institutions of media, medicine and government that seem determined to ignore him.

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What Is The Normal Heart Like?
Though the subject matter is weighty, The Normal Heartis far from didactic and has moments that range from laugh-out-loud funny to utterly heartbreaking. It is a true ensemble piece, and the central figure of Ned Weeks is beautifully supported by the rest of the characters involved in this story, from his friends and lover to a doctor searching for a cure and a brother searching for a way to accept him.

Is The Normal Heart Good for Kids?
While the messages of love and acceptance in The Normal Heart and its frank discussion of tolerance issues that still exist in our country are acceptable for mature teens, the sexuality and colorful language rule it out for the younger set. Leave the little ones at home, and be sure that teenagers are prepared for the heavy topics involved.