The Worth Street Theater Company presents the first major revival of Larry Kramer's landmark AIDS drama. Originally produced in 1985, The Normal Heart forces America to deal with the plague of AIDS, but also to the country's deep-seated, institutional bigotry towards homosexuality.
David Esbjornson directs a cast that includes Raul Esparza, Billy Warlock, Lisa Kron, Richard Bekins, Fred Berman, Mccaleb Burnett, Jay Russell, Mark Dobies, and Paul Witthorne.
"Poetic and timeless. It has the fraught urgency of a dispatch from a war zone, given extra sharpness by reminding you that this same was is still being fought. An absorbing new revival -- irresistibly passionate and defiant."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Riveting as big old-fashioned theatre. Remains a shock to the system.
Gripping and still pertinent."
Linda Winer, Newsday
"As furious as ever. It plays brilliantly."
Donald Lyons, The New York Post
"The fires in The Normal Heart still burn fiercely. It's operatic and
Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press
"Burns white hot. The writing blisters with conviction and heart."
Charles Isherwood, Variety
The 7pm performance on Sunday, July 4th has been cancelled and
replaced with a Wednesday, June 30th show at 2pm.