Normal heart

The Normal Heart Reviews

A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

172 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

I know this play well even owning a copy of the script, dog eared from frequent reading. The history of the show is outstanding and well drawn. The connections made to issues like fighting for marriage equality and health care as a right not a...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

First rate acting in this production. One of the better productions i have seen at ACT. Several of the monlogues were gut-wrenching. Powerful play that brings back the history of this horrid plague. Dramatic but with some ironic comedy every...continued

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226 reviews
-3 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Wow. What a powerhouse. The intensity I've come to expect from ACT. The set was metaphorically amazing. The play was hard hitting. And the acting was captivating. I not only cried during the last part of the play, I cried all the way down the road...continued

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20 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

This is a play full of anger and deep sadness - and it's tremendous. Much of the audience was in tears after it ended. Everyone should see this play, about basic human rights and the need to stand up and be recognized, in a world that doesn't...continued

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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Absolutely spectacular. One of the best ACT productions I have been to in years. Of course,the play is still incredibly relevant, but the acting, staging and direction were top knotch. The moment it ended everyone was on their feet.

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14 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

This was one of the best theater experiences we've ever had. Outstanding production, thoughtful and moving material, excellent acting. Almost right up there with "The Laramie Project" at Berkeley Rep, which was probably our all-time favorite. ...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 14 2012

this was an amazing performance and a very intense and riviting play. i would not suggest sitting any higher than mezz level, and it was hard hearing all the dialogue from that level.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

The play has a good story, excellent acting, and fine pacing. I thought the content might be dated, but it soared above the calendar and continues to be current.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Very strong, very compelling and very disturbing play.
I think everyone should watch it to understand the world we live in.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 13 2012

Normal Heart grabs at the viewer's heart. Despite the main character's (Ned's) constant loss of temper and self control, his moral outrage is infectious as he fights for attention to and support to fight the mounting AIDS crisis in the early 80s....continued

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175 reviews
23 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

This play is so important not only for a brilliant dramatic piece, but a vital historical comment on the tragedy of how our government responded to the plague of the 1980s. This production dramatically displays the physical and emotional horrors...continued

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48 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 04 2012

Brilliant. Ferocious. Meticulously acted.

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

Fantastic play. Holds up well.

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21 reviews
37 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

An important and moving play. Bring a hanky. Excellent actors all around, not a mediocre performance among them. A.C.T. does great stuff as long as it's not too existentialist and esoteric. (You wait for Godot, and I'll just be at the mall,...continued

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20 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

Great show strong and powerful acting and cast!!! a must see!!! will be going back to see again!!

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

Good acting and the play provides a historical perspective of aspects of the unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in New York for those not familiar with the era. I did not feel particularly invested in the presentation and was somewhat disappointed...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

An incredible night of excellent theatre...don't miss this one.

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70 reviews
56 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

I loved the production and seeing this show again almost 30 years later i was even more impressed with some distance with time. The cast was excellent and what an important piece of history.
well done and I say go see this show.

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59 reviews
45 stars
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56 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

I wasn't that impressed with it. The actors had to shout. something about the lack of microphones? I don't know. Also our seats were awful. last row in the mezzanine. Not comfortable. You know, I don't even think I would recommend the play which...continued

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