'Normal Heart' benefit for HotCity Theatre
As part of Pride week, HotCity Theatre will host three benefit performances of Larry Kramer’s play, “The Normal Heart,” from June 20 to June 22 at 7:30 pm at The Fox Hole at the Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester.
The play tells the autobiographical story of Kramer’s personal and political struggles with AIDS in the early 1980s as the epidemic first gained notoriety. It has been hailed as a gay civil rights piece, has won two Tony Awards, and is currently being made into a movie that will star Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Alec Baldwin among others.
“The Normal Heart” is HotCity Theatre’s first benefit fundraiser this year, with the proceeds going to the theater, the LGBT Center of St. Louis, and Pride St. Louis. The benefit also includes a silent auction and a reception before each show at 6:30 p.m., featuring performances by Dieta Pepsi, Donna Weinsting and Dan Chopin.
Watch the St. Louis cast of “The Normal Heart” talk about the meaning and longevity of the play.
Arts reporter Nancy Fowler contributed to this story.