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Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
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10 events
9 reviews
6 stars
You may bring drinks but not food into the show
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9 reviews
6 stars
Street parking is available if you're willing to look for it. The show is 90 minutes and the maximum for many parking spots is 2 hours.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Normal Heart"
145 ratings
4.7 average rating
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Amy T Red Velvet
248 events
67 reviews
33 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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61 reviews
82 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

Originally I went to this show to see the stars of Brothers and Sisters. I am really happy I did. The show was a powerful reminder to American society of a very serious health problem and sticking our heads in the sand does not make it go away. ...continued

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24 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

Why so shrill? Either the playwright didn't trust the inherent power of his material or he didn't trust the audience to be appropriately outraged at the outrageous story of inaction at the beginning of the AIDS crisis. Some of the acting seemed...continued

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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": (4 Stars)
“Extraordinarily intense.”— Baltimore Sun
“Pitch-perfect”-Washington Examiner
“_Must be seen.”—"_Talkin’ Broadway“:
_”A towering achievement.“—”DC Theatre Scene_":
“Uproariously funny at times, emotionally intense.”— We Love DC
“A must-see.”— "
Maryland Theatre Guide
_”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
_”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.” — "

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.