Monday, April 25

The Normal Heart

I realize this blog is about food, which is totally awesome, but I've decided to occasionally make quick posts about things going on in the city.  The other night I saw a whole bunch of really talented actors in The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer.  It's a semi-autobiographical play that is centered around the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 to 1984.  I thought it was extremely powerful and emotionally jarring.  The production is here for the next 12 weeks (something like 96 performances) and if you have a chance I would strongly recommend seeing it.

Here is a letter from Larry Kramer about the production and here are some ways to get involved.

The windiest militant trash 
Important Persons shout
Is not so crude as our wish: 
What mad Nijinsky wrote 
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart; 
For the error bred in the bone 
Of each woman and each man 
Craves what it cannot have, 
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.
              -from W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939"

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