Theater Exploration Day

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

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 and November 12 at 2:00pm


November11, 2017 Theater Exploration Day

4:15 p.m. Registration and tour of facilities, Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict

                 Tours given by:

 4:45 p.m. Meet CSB/SJU theater faculty and talk about Next to Normal

5:15 p.m. Parents meet with theater professor Kaarin S. Johnston – 

Visiting students meet with CSB/SJU theater majors:

 5:45 p.m. Overview of CSB/SJU, admission and scholarships

 6:15 p.m. Complimentary dinner at the Gorecki Dining Center

 7:30 p.m. Attend Next to Normal in the BAC Gorecki Theater