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.


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.

Press and Reviews:

Burning Coal Proves The Normal Heart Can Still Enrage and Engage” by Roy C. Dicks for Classical Voice of North Carolina 

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart Beats Strongly at Burning Coal by Dustin K. Britt for Triangle A&E

Burning Coal’s Superlative The Normal Heart Reminds Us That What We Forget Makes Us Most Vulnerable by Byron Woods for Indy Week