Obsidian Art Space
3522 White Oak
2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Next to Normal
Standing Room Only presents "next to normal" - the Tony Award winning, Pulitzer Prize winning, rock musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. January 23 through February 15, 2014 Obsidian Art Space - 3522 White Oak Director - Michael Taylor Musical Director - William Michael Luyties Producer - John Lazo Featuring: Zach Braver - Doctor Michael Chiavone - Henry Tyler Galindo - Gabe Derrien Kellum - Natalie Rachel Landon - Diana Brad Zimmerman - Dan Synopsis Diana Goodman, a suburban housewife, struggles through life as she battles mental demons in the form of bipolar disorder coupled with hallucinations that stem from a trauma sixteen years earlier. Her husband Dan, an architect, fights to keep her mind and his family stable but that fight becomes increasingly problematic as Diana decides to stop taking the pills given to her by her doctor. After several failed attempts to stem the tide by means of talk therapy with a different doctor, she eventually falls into an even darker place and attempts suicide. At the suggestion of her new doctor, Diana is convinced by her husband to submit to electroconvulsive therapy that causes her to have short-term amnesia. Throughout her struggles, Diana's relationship with her daughter Natalie becomes strained because Natalie feels invisible in the eyes of her mother, who prefers the superhero-like image she has created for her son.
25 - 32.5 USD