DK: I denne iscenesatte oplæsning af The Normal Heart Reading befinder vi os i New York i 80’erne, hvor en dødelig sygdom spreder sig blandt homoseksuelle mænd.
Forfatteren og aktivisten Ned Wells kæmper for at skabe opmærksomhed omkring den mystiske sygdom. Stykket takler kærlighed, fordomme, og tragedie i en homofobisk verden.
UK: This staged reading takes us to the early 1980s, Jewish-American writer and gay activist Ned Weeks struggles to pull together an organization focused on raising awareness about the fact that an unidentified disease is killing off an oddly specific group of people: gay men largely in New York City. Dr. Emma Brookner, a physician and survivor of polio, as a consequence of which she is using a wheelchair, is the most experienced with this strange new outbreak and bemoans the lack of medical knowledge on the illness, encouraging the abstinence of gay men for their own safety, since it is unknown yet even how the disease is spread. Ned, a patient and friend of Brookner, calls upon his lawyer brother, Ben, to help fund his crisis organization; however, Ben’s attitude toward his brother is to give merely passive support, ultimately exposing his apparent homophobia. For the first time in his life, meanwhile, Ned falls in love, beginning a relationship with New York Times writer Felix Turner.
The Normal Heart præsenteres i anledning af Copenhagen 2021
VARIGHED: 2 timer
INSTRUKTØR: Andrew Keates
DRAMATIKER : LARRY KRAMER
PRODUCENT : HIT - Copenhagen