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The Normal Heart ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Studio 180 Theatre

Playwright: Larry Kramer
Director: Joel Greenberg


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


October 14th, 2011 – November 6th, 2011


Larry Kramer’s landmark play about love and loss in the 1980s chronicles the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City, seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks as he battles against a world unwilling to confront the epidemic.

The Normal Heart’s call to arms caught audiences by storm when it was first performed in 1985. It became the longest-running play in the history of New York’s Public Theater, and is widely considered to be one of the most significant plays of the 20th century. (


John Bourgeois Ben Weeks
Mark Crawford Craig Donner / Grady / Orderly
Paul Essiembre Bruce Niles
Ryan Kelly Mickey Marcus
Mark McGrinder David / Hiram Keebler / Examining Doctor / Orderly
Jeff Miller Felix Turner
Sarah Orenstein Dr. Emma Brookner
Jonathan Seinen Tommy Boatwright
Jonathan Wilson Ned Weeks

Creative Team

Larry Kramer Playwright
Joel Greenberg Director
Verne Good Sound Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
John Thompson Set Designer
John Thompson Costume Designer
Michelle Bailey Associate Costume Designer
Angela McQueen Makeup Design


Robert Harding Stage Manager
Sarah Bustard Assistant Stage Manager
Suzanne McArthur Apprentice Stage Manager
Nathaniel Kennedy Production Manager
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Erin Birkenbergs Crew
Will Hofstetter Crew
Jazz Kamal Crew
Shane MacKinnon Crew
Doug Morum Crew
Marc Rochefort Crew
Alex Tigchelaar Crew
Jill Tomac Crew
Katie Horrill Head of Properties
Ryan Wilson Carpenter
Mattea Kennedy Scenic Artist
Robert Harding Photography
John Karastamatis Photography
Karri North Photography
John Karastamatis Marketing
John Karastamatis Public Relations


Katherine Smith Chamber Technician
Adrien Whan Technical Director
Charissa Wilcox Head of Production