next to normal

Show Information

Written by:

Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by:

Niffer Clarke

Music and Lyrics by:

Music by Tom Kitt

Dates:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019

Show Times:

Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

Location:

The Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre
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next to normal  explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. next to normal tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable by Brian Yorkey, and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score by Tom Kitt, next to normal is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family.