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'The Normal Heart' beats with explosive force at TimeLine Theatre

The TImeLine Theatre producti'The Normal Heart' Stage 773 stars David Cromer (left) Patrick Andrews Mary Beth Fisher. | PHOTO BY

The TImeLine Theatre production of "The Normal Heart" at Stage 773 stars David Cromer (left), Patrick Andrews and Mary Beth Fisher. | PHOTO BY LARA GOETSCH

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Updated: April 14, 2014 4:48PM

TimeLine Theatre’s altogether stunning revival of Larry Kramer’s blistering landmark play, “The Normal Heart,” begins with the projection of a modest but hugely consequential headline on a New York Times story dated July 3, 1981: “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.”

The “cancer” (or, more aptly, the virus associated with it) would eventually be dubbed AIDS, and those 41 recorded deaths would balloon into a global pandemic that to date has killed more than 25 million people.


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