From the outside, The Goodmans seem to be a normal, average American family. But for the past 16 years, perfect suburban mom Diana Goodman has been struggling with family trauma, bipolar disorder, and hallucinations. The strain of keeping this locked up tight within the family now threatens to tear them apart. Because the harder the family tries to be “normal”, the farther they move from being true to themselves.
NEXT TO NORMAL is a contemporary rock opera that confronts mental illness, the power of grief, medical ethics, and the struggles that hide beneath the veneer of suburban life. BoHo Theatre is proud to bring our trademark focus on complex relationships to this moving emotional powerhouse.
Posted on 8 June 2016
It takes a playwright of uncommon bravery to write the kinds of cryptic stage directions that Sarah Ruhl uses in EURYDICE. Directions like "He picks her up and throws her into the sky" or "He creates a room of string. It takes time to build a room out of string" or simply "Time passes." Many playwrites would be tempted to spell out in detail what should happen in these scenes and these…
Saturday, August 27 @ 8:00pm
Next To Normal Opening Night
Join us for the opening of our final 2016 production, and then help us celebrate afterward with our opening night party. Location and details TBA.