The Kenyon College Players present "Next to Normal," music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
"'Next to Normal' is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Traumatized by the death of her infant son from an undiagnosed intestinal obstruction, Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable by Brian Yorkey, and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score by Tom Kitt, "Next to Normal" is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family."
Garrick Schultz, Director
Olivia Marr, Assistant Director
Autumn Gomez-Tagle, Music Director
Eleanor Wellik, Band Director
Katie Stevenson, Production Stage Manager
James DiSandro, Assistant Stage Manager
Jana Heckerman, Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth, Set and Props Designer
Charlie Gnagy, Lighting Designer
Produced by Samara Handelsman with Talia Light Rake
Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Black Box Theater
302 Gaskin Ave, Gambier, OH 43022