CORIOLANUS by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
THE NORMAL HEART by LARRY KRAMER
Separated in authorship by 400 years but united in their urgency, CORIOLANUS and THE NORMAL HEART reveal the necessity for political and social engagement. Artistic Director Joseph Stodola helms these two important pieces of theater, which are performed in NEW EPIC THEATER’s trademark lean, intense, minimalist style by the same cast of 8 highly-skilled actors in repertory on alternating nights.
A rarely-produced classic about government and militarism in response to a national famine and one man’s belief that he is irreplaceable, CORIOLANUS follows a star warrior unable to function off the battlefield as a member of a democracy.
A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis, THE NORMAL HEART follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community.
MICHELLE O’NEILL, ZACH CURTIS, MICHAEL WIESER, TORSTEN JOHNSON, ADAM QUALLS, JUCOBY JOHNSON, GRANT SORENSON, ANTONIO DUKE
- director / scenography JOSEPH STODOLA
- movement JAMES KUNZ
- lighting LUCID THOMAS
- stage manager AUDREY RICE