Winner! 1993 Lucille Lortel Award, Best Play of the Year
Winner! 2 1993 Obie Awards
Finalist! 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Gay activist Larry Kramer scored a triumph in New York with this absorbing sequel to The Normal Heart. Ned Weeks, having lost his lover to AIDS, has tested HIV positive and has checked into a hospital to begin treatment. He battles with the medical establishment even as he battles his past in this memory play in the tradition of The Glass Menagerie. Moving fluidly from present to past and back again, The Destiny of Me reveals the young Alexander who grows up to be Ned, his coming to terms with his homosexuality and his family's reluctance to do so.
"Full of moments that tear at the heart." -Variety
"Bitter and angry and full of the biting humor that comes not from a joy of life but from trying to make the best of it."-Wall Street Journal
"May be the most comprehending, and certainly the most comprehensive, AIDS play so far."-New York Magazine
"This play will stand as a memorial to the personal force of a single man and to a fearful trauma in American life."-Newsweek