Thirty-five years ago, a mysterious disease emerged in New York City that began claiming the lives of young gay men at a rapid rate. Doctors were baffled. Many individuals – including prominent elected officials – remained silent, while others not only fought to bring awareness to this crisis, but also were in a battle for their own lives.
Larry Kramer’s powerhouse drama “The Normal Heart” chronicles the rise of AIDS in New York City as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks and a group of friends. This November, the Tony Award-winning show will make its Tri-Cities debut. Produced by Glasgow Theatre Company, the show will be presented at Johnson City Community Theatre Thursday, Nov. 10, Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
“No One Sings Alone” is the theme of Glasgow Theatre Company’s 2016 Cabernet Cabaret on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 313 E. Main Street (next to Hands On! Regional Museum) in Johnson City.
Funds raised from the event will support Glasgow’s scholarship program, the Rosemary H. Smith Performing Arts Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to at least one local rising college freshman who is majoring in the performing arts. The scholarship was named in memory of Rosemary Smith, a founding member of Glasgow Theatre Company who passed away in August.
The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beverages, and musical numbers performed by members of Glasgow Theatre Company. Songs will include selections from such shows as Annie Get Your Gun, Hairspray, Chicago, The Producers, and Hamilton.
Tickets are $35. Reserve tickets online, or call or text 423-797-8482.