The Normal Heart

fist in air

The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer
Directed by
Emily Ranii

Jan. 18– Feb. 4, 2018  

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night performances.  WARNING: Strong language and sexual discussions.

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Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday night and Sunday matinee performance.  NOTE:  Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolinas Executive Director Hector Salgado will lead talkbacks following performances on January 18 and February 1 and AAS-C’s Brian Goings will lead talkback on January 25th.

Note:  Jesse Milan, Jr., President and CEO of AIDS United will lead an audience talkback following the performance on Saturday, January 20th.

This raging masterpiece shocked New York when it appeared at the Public Theatre in 1985, as the AIDs epidemic was beginning to exert its terrible grip on the nation and the world.  The New York Times declared “A great silence has been broken.”  The writer of the piece, Larry Kramer, had been ostracized, branded a malcontent, an agitator.  Then he wrote this play.

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Cast & Crew

Michael Babbitt
Preston Campbell
Mark Filiaci
Marc Geller*
Cody Hill
David Byron Hudson
Byron Jennings
James Merkle
Julie Oliver

Adam Budlong, Production Stage Manager
Mia Carson, Master Electrician
Ed Intemann, Scenery & Lighting
Ketti Shum, Costumes
Barry Jaked, Technical Director
Dante Rana, Asst. TD
Elizabeth Newton, Properties
David Ranii, Sound
Juan Isler, Sound Engineer
Meredith Riggan, Painter
Savannah Core, Assistant Director
Carry Vaughan, ASM/House Manager
Chris Barefoot, Dylan Bailey, Riley Lang, Damion Younts, ASMs
Donovan O'Daniel, Asst. to the Director
Rome Buttner, Directing Observer

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***** - Byron Woods, Indyweek

***** "The Normal Heart beats strongly at Burning Coal." - Dustin Britt, Triangle A&E 

"The Normal Heart can still engage and enrage"-Roy C. Dicks, CVNC