The Normal Heart in D.C.!
Posted on June 11, 2012 by A&U in Noteworthy
The Normal Heart
The cast of The Normal Heart with director George C. Wolfe (center) at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater June 8–July 29, 2012. Photo by Carol Rosegg
, an Affiliated Independent Event of AIDS 2012, the biennial International AIDS Conference taking place from July 22–27, 2012, in Washington, D.C., will begin its run at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater on June 8 and end on July 29. Opening night is June 14. This production of Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play about the early years of the AIDS pandemic as it devastated the gay community in New York City is directed by George C. Wolfe, who also helmed the play’s recent Tony-winning Broadway revival. Returning cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane will join Patricia Wettig, John Procaccino, and Nick Mennell, among others.
On select weekend performances, Arena Stage will be partnering with local clinics and HIV testing providers to have HIV testing vans parked outside the theater in an effort to raise awareness about the disease. On July 23, Arena Stage will host a special benefit performance along with the Washington AIDS Partnership, the largest private funder of HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and advocacy in the area. The proceeds will go to support the work of both organizations.
For ticket information, log on to www.arenastage.org.