“The Normal Heart,” By Gay Rights Activist Larry Kramer, Opens Off-Broadway
The Normal Heart is a semi-autobiographical play by Larry Kramer dealing with the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Kramer had become a leading gay rights activist, and was instrumental in helping to found the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) clinic.
Don’t miss: David France, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (1916)
See highlights from The Normal Heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCr3oTGBW10
Learn more about Larry Kramer: Lawrence Mass, We Must Love One Another or Die: The Life and Legacies of Larry Kramer (1997)
Watch an interview with Larry Kramer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avITb-TZWOQ
See the HBO film of the play: The Normal Heart (2014)
Learn more at a timeline on HIV/AIDS: http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/aids-timeline/