“Next to Normal” is a play that will have you feeling every emotion possible. Dad (Vince Barras) is an architect; Mom (Kaleigh Lay) rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter (Ally Hardin) and son (Ian Bonin) are both bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family.
Yet their lives are anything but normal because their mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. “Next to Normal” takes audiences into the hearts and minds of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart. Come and experience the love and compassion of a family dealing with the many ups and downs of a mother with so much going on beneath the surface of her being.
Performance dates were February 15-24, 2019.
Women Of The Bold New Old With Tales To Tell
created by Patricia D. Sidman
March 16 & 17, 2019
A collection of short, spoken-word theatrical pieces – dramatic, funny, poignant and real – portraying forces that shaped today’s older women, experiences that affect them today, and visions they hold for the future. Developed through interviews, storytelling and workshops, culminating in the performances of seven amazing actresses, all over the age of 60. Saturday, March 16 performance will include dinner before the performance and an interactive “talk back” with the actors after the performance, all in all, a unique and engaging evening at the theater.
All proceeds from both performances benefited Vermilion Council on Aging.