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MiraCosta College Theatre Presents ‘The Normal Heart’


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Apr 23 - May 2, 2015[days & times]
  • WHERE MiraCosta College Oceanside, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $10 - $15

The MiraCosta College Theatre Department's latest production, “The Normal Heart,” is a searing drama about the public and private indifference to the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s.

The play opens April 24 at the MiraCosta College Theatre, located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Eric Bishop will direct.

"The Normal Heart" tells the tale of one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the AIDS crisis. Larry Kramer’s play follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the unresponsiveness of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS.

"The Normal Heart" keeps this true story from getting lost in history, successfully reminding a new generation of how “gay cancer” changed everything, and the struggle that followed.

The cast features Jose Balestrieri as Ned Weeks. Rounding out the cast are Gian Caballero, Christopher Lynch, Carol Naegle, Alex Smith, Jordan Daniels, Steven Garretson, Nathan Stein, Justin Santana, Reden Magtira, Matthew Abosamra, Tyler Christensen, Justin Carty, Joey Prete, Tyrone Jeffries and Kyle Dowdy.

"The Normal Heart" contains some coarse language and adult situations that may not be suitable for children and younger teenagers. Minors 15 and under are not recommended. Parents are urged to learn more about this play before bringing their young teenagers with them.

Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Performance Schedule:
April 24, 25, 30 and May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.
April 25, 26 and May 2 at 2 p.m.

General admission is $15; seniors/staff, $12; students, $10.

A preview performance is scheduled for April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $10 for all seats.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at 760.795.6815.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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