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The Normal Heart Controversy Comes to Moxie Screen

September 2, 2022 —  "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.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., at Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell Ave., adults are invited to watch a free screening of the documentary. 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.  


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