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Hackensack Theatre Company Shows Benefit AIDS Charities

The Hackensack Theatre Company performs "The Normal Heart" in January to benefit for those living with HIV and AIDS.
The Hackensack Theatre Company performs "The Normal Heart" in January to benefit for those living with HIV and AIDS. Photo Credit: Hackensack Theatre Company via Facebook

HACKENSACK, N. J. -- The growing crisis of HIV-AIDS in the early 1980s takes center stage in Hackensack this month with the award-winning play "The Normal Heart."

A portion of the proceeds from shows, performed by the Hackensack Theatre Company at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, benefit Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS.

Performances are planned for Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 15-23. Most shows are scheduled for 8 p.m.

There's also a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 and a 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 performance, all at the cultural arts center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack.

The play looks at the rise of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in New York City between 1981-84 through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, who founded an HIV advocacy group. He and his partner, Felix Turner, are often at odds about how to deal with the health care crisis.

Tickets are $15 for all seats. Groups of 10 or more can get a $12 rate for advance sales. For more details, visit the website .

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