All-Star Virtual Reading of Larry Kramer’s "The Normal Heart"
We are proud to be a Community Partner for ONE Archives Foundation’s virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking autobiographical play, “The Normal Heart.” This one-time streaming of the virtual reading will be followed by a live Q&A with the director and cast members.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Directed by Emmy Award-winning director Paris Barclay, this presentation, the first after Kramer’s death, will be the first time the Tony Award-winning play features a predominantly BIPOC and LGBTQ cast.
First staged in New York City in 1985 at The Public Theater, “The Normal Heart” went on to become the longest running play there. Dealing with the painful experiences of the early days of the AIDS crisis when everything was still mysterious, it dramatizes the struggle among gay men over which strategies would save their lives.
ABOUT LARRY KRAMER
Larry Kramer was a distinguished novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, and a pioneering AIDS activist. In 1982, he cofounded Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and then in 1987, he founded ACT UP. He died at the age of eighty-four in May 2020. He is survived by his husband, David Webster.
The all-star cast includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther); Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black, Promising Young Woman); Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy); Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insatiable): Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Weeds); Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy, The Thing About Harry); Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace); Daniel Newman (Walking Dead, Homeland); Jay Hayden (Station 19, The House Bunny); and Danielle Savre (Station 19, Heroes). The virtual reading will include a special introduction by Martin Sheen.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
8 p.m. ET
General Admission $20
Partner $50 (including 2 tickets and 2 student sponsorships)
Advocate $100 (including 4 tickets, 2 student sponsorships, and listing in Virtual Program)
All are welcome to use the 10% off discount code ONENYC to purchase a ticket. Proceeds from tickets that are purchased with this code will go to support The Center!