Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NAMI: Partnering With Next to Normal

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania has been given a unique opportunity to partner with the cast of the hit Broadway musical Next to Normal to raise awareness of mental illness. Described as "an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other", Next to Normal focuses on a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has upon her family; the show also touches on themes such as grieving, suicide and psychiatric ethics.

Our Associate Director Debbie Ference had the opportunity to see Next to Normal during its Broadway run!

Next to Normal will begin touring in fall 2010 and will be at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center Tuesday, April 5 through Sunday, April 10, 2011.  Stay tuned for more information on how NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania will work with the Next to Normal cast to increase awareness and dispel the myths surrounding mental illness!

1 comment:

Eva said...

I think it's great that NAMI Southwestern PA is going to be involved with this play when it comes to the Benedum.

The fact that this is a musical is really something. Those involved in the production really think "out of the box."