100-Word Review: “The Normal Heart” at Buddies In Bad Times

Emotional bingo. A show, in the round, and twenty seconds of silence where you just watch audience member after audience member burst into tears. “The Normal Heart” – an autobiographical account of the first years of the AIDs virus in NYC – is a necessary education. From the US government’s ignorance of an epidemic that was killing thousands to the New York Times’ refusal to report it, this is the story of a minority being wiped out. That the show is so sensitively acted, directed, lit, scored and produced merely adds emotion and connection to this weight. Go. See. It.

The Normal Heart runs until Nov 6 at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

Tickets: $20-35


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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