Ensemble Theatre opens its 33rd consecutive season in Cleveland Heights with Larry Kramer
's Tony Award Winning THE NORMAL HEART, running now through October 21st. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
The story of a city in denial, THE NORMAL HEART unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence.
A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever. This script addresses issues that are still SO relevant today (human rights, marriage equality, healthcare) but also educates future generations about a very important part of our history, and remembers the so many who were lost and those who still live with AIDS today.
Ensemble Theatre's amazing cast includes: Derdriu Ring* as Dr. Emma Bruckner; Brian Zoldessy* as Ned Weeks; Jeffrey Grover as Ben Weeks; David Bugher as Bruce Niles; Scott Esposito as Felix Turner; Jeremy Jenkins as Tommy Boatwright; Dan Kilbane as Mickey Marcus; Richard Worswick as David/Hiram/Doctor; and Benjamin Gregg as Craig Donne/Grady. (*Member of Actors' Equity Association)
THE NORMAL HEART runs through Sunday October 21st. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20/Adults, $18/Seniors, $10/Students with Valid ID. Group rates also available.
For tickets to THE NORMAL HEART, go online here.
Photo Credit: Celeste Cosentino
Scott Esposito (as Felix Turner) and Brian Zoldessy (as Ned Weeks)
Derdriu Ring as Dr Emma Brookner and Brian Zoldessy as Ned Weeks
Derdriu Ring as Dr. Emma Brookne, Brian Zoldessy as Ned Weeks, Dan Kilbane as Mickey Marcus, David Bugher as Bruce Niles and Benjamin Gregg as Craig Donner