An Easy Way to Support the Fight for Marriage: Like “The Normal Heart” on Facebook
March 15, 2011
A classic play of the LGBT rights movement, The Normal Heart, is coming back – and with your help, its return can help support fight for marriage nationwide. The show will give Freedom to Marry $10,000 if its Facebook page gets 10,000 "Likes" by opening night, April 27.
The Normal Heart is a semi-autobiographical play by author and activist Larry Kramer. It focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980's, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.
"We are honored to be partnering with the passionate team at The Normal Heart and appreciate their support of our efforts to win the freedom to marry nationwide," said Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry. "The Normal Heart portrays a couple struggling with love, commitment, and vulnerability in a life crisis and was one of the first plays to talk about the freedom to marry for gay couples. Stories like this enrich the public conversation about why marriage matters."
The show first premiered Off-Broadway in 1985, and has been revived several times since then, but never on Broadway. It features an all-star cast including Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin, Jim Parsons, and Lee Pace, and is directed by Broadway legend Joel Grey. Preview start on April 19.
Check out the Facebook page, and don't forget to click "Like"!