Overview


Synopsis

A powerful, stirring drama based on the harrowing true story of the beginning of the AIDS crisis in New York City, and the gay men who fought with an entire political system to take their plight seriously. Based on playwright Larry Kramer’s own experiences founding the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York in the 1980s, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a reluctant leader but furious activist, as he campaigns for awareness, and tends to his own friends and lovers who are dying all around him. A strong indictment against ignorance, and a heartfelt story of love and compassion, The Normal Heart is a passionate and searing portrayal of a population at war, and a plague that nips at its heels every step of the way.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1985
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
new york city, 1981 - 1984
Cast Size
Licensor
Ideal For
ensemble cast, lead male, professional theatre, college/university
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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