THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer
Winner! 2011 Tony Award - Best Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Drama League Award - Distinguished Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Outer Critic's Circle Award - Outstanding Revival
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. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community.
"An angry, unremitting and gripping piece of political theatre." -New York Daily News
"Like the best social playwrights, Kramer produces a cross fire of life and death energies that illuminate the many issues and create a fierce and moving human drama."-Newsweek
"A spectacular and spectacularly moving revival." The New York Observer
"If you see only one play this year, make it The Normal Heart!" Backstage
"Run to The Normal Heart if you want to be reminded of how alive you are!" The Village Voice
"Hits you like a jackhammer. A powerful example of theater at its most direct, passionate and urgent. Devastating." AM New York
"Riveting theater!" Newsday
"Scalding and poignant. It is a breathtaking achievement. Period." Daily News
"The Normal Heart is breathing fire again! A great cathartic night at the theater!" The New York Times
"One harrowing meltdown seems to incite another a cascade of anguish as a terrifyingly unknowable killer bears down on a great metropolis A theatergoer of any age or background can relateYou come to understand in the naked fury of The Normal Heart that the voices of history can, in fact, feel as if they are speaking directly to you" The Washington Post
The New Orleans premiere production will be directed by Kris Shaw and features some of the best talent New Orleans has to offer. Starring Nick Shackleford as Ned Weeks, Sam Dudley as Felix, Kyle Daigrepont as Mickey, Jonathan Mares as Bruce, Leon Contavesprie as Ben Weeks, Lisa Picone as Dr. Emma, Larry Johnson as Tommy and Hunter Shirley as Craig.
Performances will be April 3 - 19, 2014 at the Allways Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave.
Ticket prices are $18 on Thursdays and $23 on Fridays and Saturdays. They can be purchased with a credit card on www.brownpapertickets.com or reserved by phone by calling (504) 758-5590.
The Allways Theatre (View)
2240 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|