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The Normal Heart

JUN 8 – JUL 29, 2012

By Larry Kramer

Directed by George C. Wolfe
By special arrangement with Daryl Roth

in the Kreeger

2011 Tony Award Winner
for Best Revival of a Play

Tony winner George C. Wolfe, (Angels in America) directs Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning Broadway production of The Normal Heart. Fueled by love, anger, hope and pride, a circle of friends struggle to contain the mysterious disease ravaging New York's gay community. Dismissed by politicians, frustrated by doctors and fighting with each other, their differences could tear them apart - or change the world. Hailed by critics as “riveting” (Newsday) and “a great night at the theater” (New York Times), Kramer's masterwork is an outrageous and totally unforgettable look at sexual politics during the AIDS crisis and remains one of the theater’s most powerful evenings ever.


Join Arena Stage and the Washington AIDS Partnership for a special benefit performance of The Normal Heart on Monday, July 23, 2012. Click here for details.


The Normal Heart runs approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“FLAWLESS … PASSIONATELY RAW … SUPERB.”

— Washington Post

four stars… IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE
A BETTER PRODUCTION.”

— Washingtonian

“EXTRAORDINARILY INTENSE”

— Baltimore Sun

“PITCH-PERFECT”

— Washington Examiner

“MUST BE SEEN”

— Talkin' Broadway

“A TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT.”

— DC Theatre Scene

“UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY AT TIMES,
EMOTIONALLY INTENSE.”

— We Love DC

“A MUST-SEE”

— Maryland Theatre Guide

ARENA STAGE'S PRODUCTION WILL DOUBTLESSLY INSPIRE CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN END THE SILENCE AND SAVE LIVES.

— SHowbiz Radio

“NOT MERELY A GREAT PLAY; IT'S AN IMPORTANT ONE. DON'T MISS IT.”

— Woman Around Town

5 stars… A HEART-WRENCHING GEM …
THIS IS A SHOW THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.”

— DC Metro Theater Arts

THE BEST PLAY I HAVE EVER SEEN … AN UNFORGETTABLE VISIT TO THE THEATER.

— Examiner.com

Tony Awards

Best Revival

Best Featured Actor

Best Featured Actress

 

Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Revival
of a Play

Outstanding Director

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

 

Outer Critics Circle Awards

Outstanding Revival

Outstanding Broadway Debut: Ellen Barkin