The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart


Originally published in 1985 and celebrated in a passionate and eloquent 2011 Broadway revival, this definitive edition of Larry Kramer's play features an updated version of the script, as well as notes on both the original production and the revival.

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis, The Normal Heart was based on Kramer's real-life experience. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, the play centers on Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, Ned confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease.

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  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language


  • Genre: Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Adult


Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer (1935-2020) founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1981 with five friends; the organization remains one of the world’s largest providers of services to those with AIDS. In 1987, he founded ACT UP, the AIDS advocacy and protest organization, which has been responsible ...

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