2011 Tony Award-Winning Play The Normal Heart, Direct From Broadway, at Arena Stage
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The last date listed for The Normal Heart was Sunday July 29, 2012 / 7:30pm (Closing Night).
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
“A great night at the theater.” -The New York Times
“… riveting …” —Newsday
“If you only see one play, make it this one.” —Backstage
“… reaches out and grabs you with the force of an explosive new work.” —Hollywood Reporter
“_Flawless … passionately raw … superb.”— Washington Poststory.html
“It’s hard to imagine a better production.”— _”Washingtonian":http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/theater-review/theater-review-the-normal-heart-at-arena-stage.php (4 Stars)
“Extraordinarily intense.”— Baltimore Sunnormal.html
“_Must be seen.”—"_Talkin’ Broadway“:http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dc/dc603.html
_”A towering achievement.“—”DC Theatre Scene_":http://dctheatrescene.com/2012/06/19/the-normal-heart-2/
“Uproariously funny at times, emotionally intense.”— We Love DC
“A must-see.”— "Maryland Theatre Guide“:http://www.mdtheatreguide.com/2012/06/theatre-review-the-normal-heart-at-arena-stage/
_”Arena Stage’s production will doubtlessly inspire conversations that can end the silence and save lives."— ShowBizRadio
“Not merely a great play; it’s an important one. Don’t miss it.”— "_Woman Around Town“:http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/playing-around/the-normal-heart-a-tableau-of-rage
_”A heart-wrenching gem … this is a show that should not be missed.”— DC Metro Theater Arts (5 Stars)
“The best play I have ever seen … an unforgettable visit to the theater.” — "_Examiner.com":http://www.examiner.com/review/the-normal-heart-s-stunning-debut-at-arena-stage
About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage
Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.
The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.