Mental illness takes starring role in powerful performance
Rogers Memorial Hospital is proud to be the title sponsor of the Milwaukee Rep’s production of “Next To Normal,” a groundbreaking musical that explores how mental illness affects the life of a typical American suburban family.
Tim Young and Sarah Litzsinger in Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Next to Normal.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.
“The family portrayed in ‘Next to Normal’ is not so different from many typical American families,” said Dr. Jerry Halverson, Medical Director of Adult Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. “It is exciting to see an important topic like mental illness portrayed in such an honest and powerful way.”
Rogers’ doctors not only worked hard behind-the-scenes with cast and crew of the production, but are also donating their time following four performances to host audience “talkbacks” where they will be available to take audience questions about mental illness.
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“Next To Normal,” is at the Milwaukee Rep from Dec. 6, 2011 to Jan. 15, 2012. Call the Milwaukee Rep ticket office at 414-224-9490 or visit milwaukeerep.com.