Actors Actors Inc./ The Necessary Theatre proudly announces the Asian premiere of THE NORMAL HEART – the 2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Play about the early rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. During this period, a deadly epidemic was decimating North America’s gay population, killing people in the thousands, devastating an entire generation and changing the way we think about sex forever.
Topnotch theater actor Bart Guingona (who also directs the play) shall essay the role of the very intense activist Ned Weeks who is both difficult and charming. Richard Cunanan shall essay the role of Ben Weeks, Ned’s brother, a lawyer, conservative, successful, tolerant of gays, loves his brother. Topper Fabregas plays the role of Felix, a closeted, attractive, NY Times reporter. TV personality TJ Trinidad will play the role of Bruce, a very handsome, charismatic, closeted All-American banker, elected to lead the organization. Roselyn Perez is Emma, the fiercely independent doctor and researcher. Opinionated. A fighter. Red Concepcion plays the role of Tommy, the funny, outrageous Southern boy who is all the way out of the closet. Nor Domingo will play the role of Mickey, the Jewish victim with a sense of humor, and Jef Flores will take on multiple roles such as Craig, Grady and the Hiram Keebler City Hall representative.
For its Manila run, THE NORMAL HEART is set to open on July 3 (Fri) 8pm with succeeding limited performances on July 4 (Sat) 3pm & 8pm; July 5 (Sun) 3pm & 8pm at the Carlos P. Romulo auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
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