WASHINGTON — Playwright Larry Kramer caused more "Heart" trouble over the weekend.
Kramer, outspoken author of the AIDS drama "The Normal Heart," Friday charged that politics caused the Kennedy Center to back off from a possible fall production of the play.
In January, Kramer caused "Heart" murmurs when he pulled the plug on the Studio Theater's projected area premiere of the play because he couldn't have the director he wanted. A flurry of name-calling and phone-slamming ensued between Kramer and Studio Theater Director Joy Zinoman. In February the play was performed in Baltimore.
On Friday, Kramer claimed that the Kennedy Center dropped the show because it was "too controversial" in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that the Constitution does not give consenting adults the right to engage in sodomy.