Fountain Theatre Extends THE NORMAL HEART Through 12/15
The Fountain Theatre's exclusive L.A. revival of The Normal Heart, which received extensive critical acclaim and has been playing to sold-out houses, will extend through Dec. 15.
The Normal Heart is Larry Kramer's groundbreaking drama about public and private indifference to the onset of the AIDS crisis, and one man's fight to awaken the world to its urgency. Although it first premiered in 1985, the play was so ahead of its time that many of the core issues it addresses - including gay marriage, a broken healthcare system and, of course, AIDS - remain strikingly relevant today.
In 2000, The Normal Heart was named "one of the 100 greatest plays of the 20th century" by the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. The Fountain Theatre production marks the first time the play has been seen in Los Angeles in over 16 years.
The Normal Heart is directed by Simon Levyand features Verton R. Banks, Bill Brochtrup, Tim Cummings, Matt Gottlieb,Fred Koehler, Stephen O'Mahoney, Ray Paolantonio, Lisa Pelikan, Dan Shaked and Jeff Witzke.
Performances continue at the Fountain Theatre through Dec, 15, with performances onThursdays at 8 p.m. (except Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 28); Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m. (except Nov. 23, Dec. 7); and Sundays at 2 p.m. (except Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec. 8). All tickets are $34. On Thursdays and Fridays only, seniors over 65 and students with ID are $25.The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call 323-663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.
Photo by Ed Krieger