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Next to Normal

Next to Normal Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt Directed by Sean Dooley
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict
November 9-12 & 16-18, 2017

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise cracking teens; they are the 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, a winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Show Times: 

November 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30pm

November 12 at 2:00pm

Congratulations to the cast

Jack Cassidy, Sarah Larson, Tom Richmond, Elliot Olson, Alexis Solheid, Joey Christenson

Psychology, Theatre, & Counseling
Collaborative “Next to Normal” Programming

 Presentations and Workshops

  • 10/26/17 -      Psi Chi & Active Minds: Q&A      With The Cast of “Next to Normal” on Mental Illness & Art

BAC Gallery Lounge          6:30-8pm


  • 11/2/17 - Faculty      Forum: What We Share: The      Intersection of Psychology and Theatre (Dooley & Jantzer)

Gorecki Presidents Dining Room           4:15-5:15pm


  • 11/8/17 -      Faculty Workshop: Assisting      Students in Distress (Ewing & Reif)

Alcuin Auditorium             4:30-6pm


  • 11/11/17 - Post-Show “Next to      Normal” Mental Health Clinician Panel Discussion 

Gorecki Theatre                  Post performance


  • 11/14/17 NAMI Minnesota: Creating Caring Communities in Minnesota: Five Things You      Can Do

Upper Gorecki 204A           7:00pm