Benefit Encore Presentation of The Normal Heart
ONE Archives Foundation, in collaboration with Invisible Histories Project, announced that a brand-new Q&A will follow an encore and final presentation of the historic virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART. The new conversation will feature Emmy Award-winning director Paris Barclay and members of the cast. The benefit virtual reading will stream on ONE Archive Foundation’s Eventive page on December 4 in honor of World AIDS Day so to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.
This presentation of THE NORMAL HEART first took place in May 2021 to high acclaim, reaching audiences nationwide and in 19 countries across the globe. The reading marked the first time the play featured a cast that is predominately BIPOC and LGBTQ. In its review, the Los Angeles Times praised cast member Sterling K. Brown, noting how he “captured so brilliantly” the starring role in the reading. They added: “the choice of Brown was inspired. Not only is he an exceptional, Emmy-winning actor, but his performance represented an act of coalition building, a recognition of shared struggle and a refusal to let the walls of identity serve as a prison."
The encore presentation of THE NORMAL HEART will take place on Saturday, December 4, at 12:00pm PT and again at 5:00pm PT. Tickets are now on sale and proceeds will support ONE Archives Foundation’s LGBTQ initiatives. Tickets can be purchased at onearchives.org/normalheart. Ticket prices range from $20 - $100. Student tickets are available for $10 per ticket for the 12:00pm PT performance only.