Somerset Berkley Regional High School Drama Dept. proudly presents “Next To Normal”
The Somerset Berkley Regional High School Drama Department is proud to be presenting “Next To Normal”, a contemporary musical that explores how one family copes with crises and how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family world intact. 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.
Friday April 26th at 7:00p.m., Saturday April 27th at 1:00p.m. & 7:00p.m. and Sunday April 28th at 2:00p.m.
Somerset Berkley Regional High School
625 County Street, Somerset, MA 02726
$12.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Students / Children / Seniors Citizens
You can reserve tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org starting on March 18th.
For more information and to see the complete cast list you may visit www.somersetmusic.org and then select musical production.