Ensemble Theatre Opens 33rd Season with THE NORMAL HEART, 9/28

September 19
9:37 PM 2012

Ensemble Theatre Opens 33rd Season with THE NORMAL HEART, 9/28

Ensemble Theatre opens its 33rd consecutive season in Cleveland Heights with Larry Kramer's Tony Award Winning THE NORMAL HEART.

The story of a city in denial, THE NORMAL HEART unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence.

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. This script addresses issues that are still SO relevant today (human rights, marriage equality, healthcare) but also educates future generations about a very important part of our history, and remembers the so many who were lost and those who still live with AIDS today.

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 are $20/Adults, $18/Seniors, $10/Students with Valid 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 the opening. 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.

Talk backs and Panel Discussions will take place on the following dates: Sunday-Sept. 30th, Friday-Oct. 5th, Sunday-Oct. 14th & Friday-Oct. 19th. Click HERE for updated information on talkbacks and events.

For tickets for THE NORMAL HEART, go online HERE, call the box office at 216.321.293 or email tickets@ensemble-theatre.org.

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