NEXT TO NORMAL is a creative, thought-provoking musical which tells the story of a family coming to terms with crisis, relationship and mental illness as it bravely faces the future. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this powerful pop-rock musical has an intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful story which aims right at the heart.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize
Sunday, May 5th, following the 2 pm performance please join us for this special event!
Bipolar Disorder, On Stage and In Real Life
A panel discussion about challenges and hope after diagnosis
During this time when our society is engaged in such a politically charged debate about persons with mental illnesses, it is important now more than ever to meet and talk to persons with lived experience of their conditions and hear their stories of recovery and hope. Join in this talkback following our performance!
Dr. Karen Kangas, a nationally recognized pioneer in the mental health recovery movement, Executive Director of Advocacy Unlimited, Connecticut's Peer Support organization, and person with Bipolar Disorder
Daniel Maron, participant in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and person with Bipolar Disorder
Ronna Keil with the Office of Individual & Family Relations for the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and person with Bipolar Disorder
Sharon FitzHenry, Director of the musical, and members of the Cast
Special event May 5th......scroll down for details