The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre presents The Normal Heart, running Nov. 7-10 in the newly renovated Sprinkle Theatre
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre will present The Normal Heart, running November 7th – 10th in the newly renovated Sprinkle Theatre. The play is written by Larry Kramer, an author, producer, health advocate, and LGBTQ activist. Kramer’s play is a story of passion, power, and pain. The Normal Heart conveys the struggles and challenges faced by the homosexual community during the onset of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. The story follows the characters’ heroic work to end public and private indifference to AIDS. Ned Weeks, a gay activist on the front lines, devotes his life to stopping the insidious plague from ravaging his community before it is too late.
The Normal Heart: “…to win a war, you have to start a war.”
At the helm is MFA Directing student, Kyle Metzger. Metzger believes that the message and emotions in the story still ring true today. In the midst of a horrifying epidemic and an oppressive system, our protagonist feels compelled to fight to give gay people back their dignity and the humane treatment they deserve. Where would the world be today if brave people hadn’t convinced others that an insidious disease, now known as AIDS, is blind to our sexuality or economic standing? The truth is that AIDS is and was a threat to everyone in our community. Don’t miss this searing human drama on the Sprinkle Theatre stage.
Tickets are available online at www.uncgtheatre.com, by phone (336.334.4392), or in person at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412. The hours of operation for the UNCG Theatre Box Office are Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm.
About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in a wide range of theatrical specialties. Our programs include technical production, design, theatre education, performance, theatre for youth and directing. Our rigorous BA, BFA and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the applicable knowledge, skills and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. With the help of the National Theatre Honors Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, students are furthering their experiences for service inside and outside our community. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged and artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to strengthen our students’ goals, enhance their talents, lead them towards success and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of fifty doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students and 2,800+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, in addition to 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in visual and performing arts, health and wellness, nursing, education and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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