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Book and Lyrics by Tom Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Lara McCallister
Assistant Direction by Kendall Gregory
Music Direction by Daniel Stocker
Technical Direction by Alicia Giannetti
Produced by Paulina Ke and Hannah Shearer

April 12-14
The Student Theater at Agganis Area

 

The show centers around a modern day, suburban family who appears normal and happy on the exterior, but dysfunction lies within. The mother suffers from extreme depression, bipolar disorder, and hysteria. The musical follows the family’s struggles to live a “normal” life. Issues such as mental illness, ethical issues that can sometimes arise in the mental health profession, suicide, loss,  and how the pain of one family member affects the whole are discussed.  Although emotional, this musical teaches a story of compassion and empathy.

Cast:

Diana: Lauren Linn
Daniel: Hugo Lindsay
Gabe: Rama Lauw
Natalie: Nikita Sethi
Henry: Rob Nunez
Dr. Madden: Sage Holloway