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Friday, 25 April 2014

The Normal Heart

What an exciting Spring it's shaping up to be, with all sorts of activities and shows happening all over the place. One show I'm very stoked to go see is The Normal Heart, written by Larry Kramer. This was just on Broadway a few years ago and is poised to become the HBO movie of the year in a month or so. What better time to have Raving Theatre bring this play to the stage right here in Vancouver?

"Set in New York City during the early 1980’s, this mostly autobiographical drama traces the early days of the AIDS epidemic. The story is told though the eyes of Ned Weeks, a gay activist with a mouth that would make piranhas jealous. Ned both rallies and alienates people while refusing to allow the growing deaths of gay men be swept under the carpet by politicians, the press and the medical community. Larry Kramer captures the anger, confusion frustration and divisive rifts of this small group’s battles while also trying to survive the growing plague that seemingly no one wants to admit even exists."

The Normal Heart runs May 9-18 at PAL Studio Theatres. For more information, check out their Facebook page

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