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Theatre of the Mind: Staging Mental Health & Sense of Belonging

Time: Jan. 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Christian DuComb (Colgate University)
Rebecca Garden (SUNY Upstate Medical University)
Carole Hayes Collier (AccessCNY)
Bob Hupp (Syracuse Stage)
David Keith (SUNY Upstate Medical University)

The rock musical Next to Normal (winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) tells the story of a suburban mother who suffers and struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the impact her illness and the efforts to alleviate it have on her family. Scheduled between two Sunday performances, this panel talks about the story's themes of grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, and the ethics of modern psychiatry.

NOTE: the panel discussion is free and open to the public; tickets sold separately for performances.

Kyle Bass, Syracuse Stage