ImagineNation Theatre presents Next to Normal
Next to Normal, with books and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
Dad's an architect; mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses issues such as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.