Glasgow Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning play “The Normal Heart” Nov. 10-13 at Johnson City Community Theatre. Performances will be Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 10-12, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.
Set between the years 1981 to 1984, “The Normal Heart” is a searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Written by Larry Kramer, the show follows Ned Weeks, an activist who has become enraged at the lack of action and compassion toward a “mysterious disease” that is rapidly claiming the lives of young gay men.
“The Normal Heart” returned to Broadway in 2011 and earned several Tony Awards, including “Best Revival of a Play.” It also was produced as a 2014 television movie starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons.
The Glasgow production stars local actors Larry Bunton, Josh Cassels, Dylan Jantz, Chris Jones, Matthew Kilby, Richard Lura, Jonathan Marin, Joy Nagy, Matt Quick, Shannon Skinner-Cox and Drew Wilder.
The company includes Daniel Harr as stage manager, Debra Shoun as assistant director, H.F. Rader as sound board operator, Sabra Hayden as light board operator and William Cate as props master. The show is directed by Joe Smith.
Funding for the production was supported by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The show is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Johnson City Community Theatre is located at 600 E. Maple Street. The show contains adult themes and strong language. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call or text(423) 797-8482 or visit www.glasgowtheatrecompany.org.