Next to Normal is about a typical family unit, but the mother suffers from bi-polar depression. The plot traces her struggle to cope with the illness, and the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of her treatments. But importantly, the show also vividly presents the struggles of her family to cope with her condition. It is an intense and moving portrayal of a family desperately trying to love each other and help each other through the many difficult challenges of dealing with mental illness.
The goal is that this production can help speak to those who may relate to these issues.
Details regarding the musical are as follows:
Performances starting at 8:00 pm on 9/25, 9/26, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 10/8, 10/9, 10/10. Matinee performances on 10/4 and 10/11 starting at 2:00 pm, Oyster Mill Playhouse, 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
For additional information on the upcoming production of Next to Normal, visit OysterMill.com