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"The Normal Heart"
145 ratings
4.7 average rating
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Amy T Red Velvet
260 events
68 reviews
39 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

The play is gripping and holds one's attention throughout. For anyone who remembers the period portrayed, it can be very difficult to watch. But the strident, preachy nature of the delivery detracts from the overall message - at many points, it...continued

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70 events
25 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

Powerful, moving play. Fine acting. Great production.

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Patphelps Red Velvet
23 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Extremely well acted and staged. Moving play that provides insights into what it was like during the start of the AIDs epidemic

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“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 Sun
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“Pitch-perfect”-Washington Examiner
“_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

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