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Remembering the Normal Heart Controversy

An outcry of opposition to the 1989 production of “The Normal Heart” on the Southwest Missouri State University campus brought with it national attention. (NR, 60 min.)


Sunday, September 25, 2022

5:00 PM

This screening is Free courtesy of the Springfield-Greene County Library.
Join Executive Producer Patty Moore afterwards for a panel discussion featuring journalists, archivists and others who were there as they discuss how the episode galvanized the local LGBTQIA+ community and efforts to preserve Springfield's LGBTQIA+ history. A Preserving the Ozarks event.

"Remembering the Normal Heart Controversy in Springfield, Missouri'' documents how the Missouri State University Theatre Department's fall 1989 decision to produce the play "The Normal Heart," about the politics and early stages of the AIDS epidemic, caused a controversy that escalated to the national stage.

Director(s): Dax Bedell, Patricia Moore
Genre: Documentary

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