Heidi Blickenstaff, Aaron Ramey, David Ayers, Dan DeLuca Are Next to Normal at Weston Playhouse, Beginning July 11
11 Jul 2013
Heidi Blickenstaff, the Broadway singing actress best known for her work in [title of show], takes on the role of bipolar mom Diana in the Weston Playhouse's production of Next to Normalbeginning July 11.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical plays the Vermont venue through July 27. Michael Berresse, who directed [title of show], directs here as well.
The production also has set design by Tim Mackabee, music direction by Ryan Garrett, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, costume design by Jennifer Caprio and sound design by Ed Chapman.
"Soaring and diving on a Tony-winning rock score," Next to Normal, according to the Weston Playhouse, "peels back the facade of a suburban family dealing with mental illness and other contemporary American struggles. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this emotional story reveals the risks and rewards of being truly alive."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.