Obie Award winner David Cromer stars in a Chicago-area reading of Larry Kramer's AIDS drama The Normal Heart, which is presented June 12 as a benefit for the Three Oaks Theater Festival.
Presented at 7 PM, Cromer (Our Town, Tribes) reunites with original cast members from the TimeLine Theatre's 2013 production of The Normal Heart. In addition to Cromer reprising his performance as Ned Weeks, the reading also features Marc Grapey as Ben Weeks and Mary Beth Fisher as Dr. Emma Brookner.
Nick Bowling directs.
Here's how it's billed: "Set at the height of the public and private indifference to the AIDS plague in the early 1980s, this staged reading will feature acclaimed actor/director David Cromer as a passionate activist leading the fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Along the way he, and the community he leads into the battle, must face the deeply held fears that led so many to remain silent for too long."
The Three Oaks Theater Festival, presented in Harbor Country, MI, will also feature A Piano With Three Tales; The Magic Parlour; Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie; Exit Strategy; and Hughie.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You