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Event Calendar

The Normal Heart

JUN 8 – JUL 29, 2012

By Larry Kramer

Directed by George C. Wolfe
2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Play

in the Kreeger


Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display at the Mead Center

The AIDS Memorial Quilt – one of the most powerful symbols of the world’s response to the AIDS epidemic – will return to the nation’s capital this summer, and several sections of The Quilt will be on display at the Mead Center during the entire run of The Normal Heart. Designated an American Treasure by Congress, The Quilt consists of more than 47,000 panels representing more than 94,000 individuals taken by AIDS to date. For more information about The Quilt in Washington this summer visit For more on hosting a panel display or other information visit

Free HIV Testing During Select Weekends of The Normal Heart

Arena Stage is partnering with local clinics and HIV testing providers to arrange for testing vans to be parked outside the Mead Center for select weekends of The Normal Heart.

Engage@ArenaStage Panel SeriesFollowing Select Matinee Performances

Take part in a conversation following select performances of The Normal Heart with guest panelists. The panels will explore how HIV/AIDS is represented in the media and in the arts as well as how the virus continues to affect gay men, women, senior citizens, youth and people of color both nationally and in the Washington metro area. Panels are free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 following the 7:30 p.m. performance:
Panelist: Ken South, Director of the Academy of HIV Medicine and President of Prime Timers of D.C.

SUNDAY, JULY 29 following the 2:00 p.m. matinee
Panelists: Andrew Barnett, Executive Director of SMYAL; Members of Arena Stage’s Voices of Now Metro TeenAIDS Ensemble.

Tony Awards

Best Revival

Best Featured Actor

Best Featured Actress


Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Revival
of a Play

Outstanding Director

Outstanding Ensemble Performance


Outer Critics Circle Awards

Outstanding Revival

Outstanding Broadway Debut: Ellen Barkin