PCS presents ‘Next to Normal,’ a poignant 2010-Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama

February 2020

Next to Normal’ opens February 7th at the Players Club of Swarthmore

This sensational American rock musical explores the result of one woman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder – and the effect of the illness on her entire family. It is a contemporary story about a family riding the emotional rollercoaster of mental illness, and the impact it has on each person.

Not a traditional Valentine story, by any means, it illustrates how a family’s deep and abiding love that can be both as strong as any other – and just as vulnerable. This is a rare musical tribute to the unique trials that face families touched by mental illness.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards that year and won 3: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming only the eighth musical in history to receive the honor.

More Details, Tickets, and Show times

Director, Ed Robins
Music Director, Raquel Garcia
Accompanist and Vocal Coach, Judy Large

Diana, Ann Pinto McCarney
Dan, Patrick Sutton
Gabe, Chris Murphy Smith
Natalie, Kieran McCarney
Henry, Joshua Peacock
Dr. Madden/Dr. Finn, Nicholas Sewchek

  • Show Dates: 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22
  • Thursday performances – 7:30 PM
  • Friday & Saturday performances – 8 PM
  • Sunday matinees – 2 PM