SHOWTIME Performing Arts Theatre is proud to be co-producing this season's adult plays and musicals with Outre Theatre Company!
The season opens with Larry Kramer's fiery The Normal Heart, running September 22 through October 9, 2016. Set in New York City as the AIDS epidemic breaks over the gay community, Kramer's semi-autobiographical play follows one man as he rages against the indifference of his government and his society. Ned Weeks, Kramer's alter ego, watches as friends and community members succumb to the disease, and refuses to stand by as the Reagan administration ignores the deaths of thousands. Newsweek called the play "a fierce and moving human drama", while the Time Out New York praised it as "raw, scary, and galvanizing". Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival, as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critic's Circle Award, and the Drama League Award, The Normal Heart reminds us that the fight we now face began decades ago, and the voices of those who came before us still guide our steps.
The season continues with Peter Townshend and Des McNuff's powerful rock opera The Who's Tommy, running December 1 through December 18, 2016. Winner of five Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, Tommy follows a young man shocked into catatonia after witnessing his father commit murder. Suffering abuse at the hands of his peers and neighbors, Tommy finds release and hope through playing pinball. Praised and lauded as a revitalizing force in an often sterile landscape, Tommy speaks across generations to the needs of each individual for recognition and understanding.
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