The Normal Heart
By Larry Kramer
Directed by George C. Wolfe
By special arrangement with Daryl Roth
Extras & Insights
“We’re all going to go crazy, living this epidemic every minute, while the rest of the world goes on out there, all around us, as if nothing is happening, going on with their own lives and not knowing what it’s like, what we’re going through. We’re living through war, but where they’re living it’s peacetime, and we’re all in the same country.”
– Ned Weeks, The Normal Heart
Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Larry Kramer’s Life, Art, and Legacy
Get to know playwright Larry Kramer as a writer and an activist.
The Wolfe of Broadway
Trace the celebrated career of director George C. Wolfe.
The Birth of an Activist: The AIDS Crisis
Investigate the inspiration for The Normal Heart, and chart its progress from the page to the stage.
The Writing on the Wall: Statistics on HIV/AIDS, Then and Now
Learn how statistics and set design come together in The Normal Heart.
Under the Microscope: The Biology of HIV/AIDS
Discover the science behind HIV/AIDS and its treatment.
Helping Hands: A History of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Delve into the history of one of the first HIV/AIDS activism organizations.
A Viral Stigma: The Cultural History of HIV/AIDS
Uncover the discrimination and fear that made HIV/AIDS taboo.
Spreading the Word: Early Plays and Movies about HIV/AIDS
A brief look at some of the earliest representations of HIV/AIDS on stage and on screen.
An Epidemic in Our Nation’s Capital: HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C.
Explore the ways that HIV/AIDS touches our community.
The Normal Heart Resource Guide
Interested in digging deeper? Peruse our resource guide to learn more about HIV/AIDS support systems in the Washington D.C. area.
Extras & Insights is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
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