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Normal heart playbill

The play “The Normal Heart,” written by Larry Kramer, premiered in 1985. Riot Act, Inc. will perform a rendition of the play Oct. 10-13.

Riot Act announces shows

Riot Act Inc. announced dates for its fall performance of “The Normal Heart.”

Director Andrew Munz will bring Larry Kramer’s critically-acclaimed play about the private and public indifference to the AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City to the Pink Garter Theatre from Oct. 10 through 13. Each night doors will open at 7 p.m., and curtain is at 7:30. There will be an additional matinee at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

Munz will be joined by stage manager Charley Daveler and an 11-person cast, featuring Dayne Benoit, Brian Britt, Karissa Dabel, Patti Dutton, Henry Eden, Chad Horton, Robert Palmer, Erin Roy, Jack Sieber, Zach Siler and Henry Raynor Williams.

Following the shows, the cast and crew welcome viewers to stay and attend a talk-back session, led by a panel of actors, as well as experts in the fields of AIDS and LGBTQ.

Tickets cost $15 for students and seniors, and $20 for adults. They are available in advance at RiotActInc.org, as well as at the door.

Leading up to the performance, Riot Act is hosting a “Beyond the Curtain” showing at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 Jackson Hole Book Trader and will take over the Wildly Creative (@wildlycreativejh) Instagram account from Oct. 8 to 13.

It’s grant season

The Wyoming Humanities Grant Committee recently awarded its 2018 Major Grant winners, including familiar players in Jackson: Jackson Hole Wild, Riot Act Inc. and Womentum.

Jackson Hole Wild received a grant to help fund “The Legacy Storytelling Project,” which facilitates an educational immersion program between Arapaho sixth-graders and their Latino and Anglo peers in Jackson Hole enrolled in Teton County’s dual language immersion program. Using the iconic shared animal of the buffalo as an anchoring theme, students study natural history, anthropology, storytelling, language, culture and media arts.

Riot Act was awarded a grant to help fund “The Normal Heart” as well as supplement the performance with additional LGBTQ and AIDS-related educational programming.

Womentum was awarded a major grant for Lindsay Linton Buk’s “Women in Wyoming” project, which celebrates Wyoming women through photography and audio stories. The project highlights contemporary female role models to exemplify what the West is capable of today.

Center of Wonder also announced the recipients in its Arts for All granting program. The nonprofit awarded 17 organizations a total of $49,000 to use toward community arts projects.

Grants were awarded to Big City Broadway, Cathedral Voices, Central Wyoming College, Dancers’ Workshop, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, Jackson Hole Chorale, the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Jackson Hole Writers, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson Hole Wild, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Off Square Theatre Company, Partners, Riot Act and Teton Artlab.

Costume call

Spice up your Halloween attire this year by attending Off Square Theatre Company’s second annual Costume and Clothing Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Off Square Scene Shop, 650 W. Elk Ave.

The theater company is selling everything from accessories to men’s suits, vintage outfits to prom dresses.

Read and reflect

Off Square Theatre Company is hosting a script reading and discussion of this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Cost of Living.” Dr. Karin Widely will lead the discussion.

“Cost of Living” examines the relationships between disabled people and their caregivers. One pair is a graduate student with cerebral palsy and his female caregiver, and the other is a quadriplegic woman and her ex-husband.

The script reading will take place 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Black Box Theater at the Center for the Arts.

To get a script call 733-3021 or email info@offsquare.org.

Contact Julie Kukral at 732-7062, entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGscene.

Scene Editor Billy Arnold covers arts and entertainment. He apprenticed as a sound engineer at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio before making his way to Jackson, where he has become a low-key fan of country music.

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