( Fri., Mar. 1, 2013 - Sun., Mar. 17, 2013 )
Performed by John Allore, Abigail Coryell, Lisa Jolley, Wesley Miller, Mark Ridenour, and Jeffrey Vizcaino
Deep Dish Theater at University Place (Formerly University Mall), 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Normal: a Pulitzer Przie-winning rock musical (music by Tom Kitt and lyrics/book Brian Yorkey) about a woman and her family as they struggle to come to terms with her mental illness through a variety of tribulations and therapy. Directed by Paul Frellick, with musical direction by Julie Florin.
*In addition to this production's performances at Deep Dish's University Mall space, performances will follow at Cary Arts Center March 22-24. For more information on those performance dates and times, click here.*
Related Events: The theater will present post-performance discussions on Sunday, March 3 (with a panel of individuals impacted by mental illness and moderated by Julie Bailey, Associate Director of mental Health America of the Triangle); Sunday, March 10 (dramaturg Lisa Keaton, Director Paul Frellick, and the cast); Thursday, March 14 (“Meet the Designers”); and Sunday, March 17 (with Dr. John Gilmore, Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Research and Scientific Affairs; Director of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health). Lisa Keaton will give a pre-show, “Meet the Play” talk on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The Deep Dish Book Selection, Minrose Gwin’s Wishing for Snow, will be discussed on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books.
Adults $21, Seniors $19 (Fri./Sat./Sun.); Adults $19, Seniors $17 (Wed./Thur.); Students $14 for all shows