Debuting in 1985, Larry Kramer’s award-winning play The Normal Heart encapsulated the fear, confusion, and outrage of the early years of the HIV/ AIDS crisis in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on this critical period and the play’s lasting significance.
Larry Kramer, a public health advocate and the cofounder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, is the playwright of The Normal Heart. Special guests include actor/director Joe Mantello, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the 2011 revival of the play. Tony Kushner (moderator) is the screenwriter of Lincoln and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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