Ensemble Theatre opens it's 33rd consecutive season in Cleveland Heights with Larry Kramer's Tony Award Winning "THE NORMAL HEART".
A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS cr isis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever.
Ensemble Theatre's amazing cast includes: Derdriu Ring* as Dr. Emma Bruckner. Brian Zoldessy* as Ned Weeks. Jeffrey Grover as Ben Weeks. David Bugher as Bruce Niles. Scott Esposito as Felix Turner. Jeremy Jenkins as Tommy Boatwright. Dan Kilbane as Mickey Marcus. Richard Worswick as David/Hiram/Doctor. Benjamin Gregg as Craig Donne/Grady
(*Member of Actors' Equity Association)
THE NORMAL HEART
Opens Friday September 28th and runs through Sunday October 21st.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets:$20/Adults, $18/Seniors, $10/Students (ID). Group rates also available. There will be a reception following the Sept 28th Opening!
Ensemble is also honored that the playwright of THE NORMAL HEART, Larry Kramer will do an interview from NYC about his play & our Cleveland production with Cleveland's Dee Perry on Around Noon Wednesday's Program-9/26/12-at noon! Just 2 days before our open! Tune in!
Surrounding this production will be post show panel discussions and talkbacks with local doctors, and area organizations that are working to help address the important issues that are brought up in this powerful, and still very relevant script.
Ensemble is excited to partner with: CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland,The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Dee Perry and "Around Noon", Dare2Care, MetroHealth LGBT Pride Clinic, University Hospitals,The Cleveland Clinic, Nightsweats and T-Cells, and more!
Talk backs and Panel Discussions will take place on the following dates:Sunday-Sept. 30th, Friday-Oct. 5th, Sunday-Oct. 14th & Friday-Oct. 19th.
Schedule for Talk backs is as follows:
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 Matinee
Moderator: DEE PERRY, Host of Around Noon and Applause, WCPN/WVIZ ideastream.Guests:HENRY NG, MD, MetroHealth, LGBT Pride Clinic GIL KUDRIN, AIDS Survivor and Activist, Co-founder "Night Sweats & T-Cells"BROOKE WILLIS, Community Educator, CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. (Sponsor of Ensemble Production)
Friday, October 5, 8:00 PM:
Moderator: Eddie Boyte, Asst. Director, Cleveland Meditation Center. Guests: BARBARA GRIPSHOVER, MD, Medical Director, John T. Carey Special Immunology Unit, UH/Case Medical Center. BROOKE WILLIS, Community Educator, CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. PHYLLIS HARRIS, Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. SPENCER KUHNS, 2nd Place Poetry Prize Scholar for "I was your daughter", Dare2Care.
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 Matinee:
Moderator: DR. MARTIN KOHN, Professor of Healing & the Humanities, Lerner College of Cleveland Clinic. Guests: SUSAN RHEM, MD, Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic MIQUEL BRAZIL, Director of Prevention & Education, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. HENRY NG, MD, MetroHealth LGBT Pride Clinic
Friday, October 19, 8:00 PM:
Moderator: TBA Guests: LEONARD CALABRESE, MD, D.O.;R.J. Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology, The Cleveland Clinic. GIL KUDRIN, Aids Survivor and Activist. LAWRENCE STALLWORTH, Community Educator and HIV Activist,AIDS Taskforce of Greater Clevand.
"..there can be little doubt that THE NORMALl HEART is the most outspoken play around - or that it speaks up about a subject that justifies its author's unflagging, at times even hysterical, sense of urgency" -Frank Rich (NYTimes)
"If you see only one play this year, make it THE NORMAL HEART." -Erik Haagensen (Backstage.com)
"A fierce and moving human drama" -(NewsWeek)
“Reaches out and GRABS you with the force of an EXPLOSIVE new work." -David Rooney (The Hollywood Reporter)
FOR TICKETS TO "THE NORMAL HEART"
P: 216.321.2930(Box Office)
Direct link to PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:http:// www.ensemble-theatre.org/ box-office/the-normal-heart
We look forward to seeing you in our audience!