The Normal Heart

Dec 2nd
7:00 pm
Open Space for Arts and Community


Drama Dock, Vashon Island’s resident theater company, will perform a staged reading of activist and playwright Larry Kramer’s landmark play, The Normal Heart.  The reading is directed by Charlotte Tiencken.

The Normal Heart was the first AIDS based play premiering in 1985 at The Public Theatre in New York City.  The play chronicles major events in the early years of the epidemic exposing the devastation of this new disease.


Gabriel Dawson –  Steve Jones – Chris Boscia – Calen Winn – Cate O’Kane – Stephen Floyd – Phil Dunn – Steven Denlinger – Chaim Rosemarin – Rick Skillman

Director: Charlotte Tiencken

Reviews of the Original Play:

“An angry, unremitting and gripping piece of political theatre.” -New York Daily News
“If you see only one play this year, make it The Normal Heart!” –Backstage
“Run to The Normal Heart if you want to be reminded of how alive you are!” –The Village Voice
“Riveting theater!” – Newsday

Find out more about the play
The original New York Times Review 1985
2011 Broadway revival video clip