John Fisher College Campus Minister Julie McCoy, ex-student, Georgina Lock
(2018) and ex-teacher Gary Conwell are the local trio of leads in acclaimed
Broadway Rock-Opera- "Next to Normal". Performed by theatre group
Joseph and St Anthony Parish, Bracken Ridge the production will
dovetail into Mentalhealthweek
with all profits donated to headspace
and Centrecare’ s Catholic Psychiatric Ministry.
McCoy says; “The production is poignant and timely as we mark Mental Health
Week. I feel honoured to be a part of a production that explores issues that I
feel should not be swept under the rug”.
the production, playwright, Brian Yorkey brings to audiences a script laced
with all the frustration, pathos and heartbreak that occur in a family trying
to cope with a wife and mother affected by Bipolar Disorder. Add to this
complex story, a stirring musical score by Tom Kitt, and it becomes a Pulitzer
Prize winning Rock Opera which highlights the loss of self for the wife, Diana,
and the dilemma she faces in choosing an appropriate therapeutic treatment that
works for her.
and director, Lisa Harrison, comments; “There are moments of levity and moments
of seriousness which are represented in an authentic and thought-provoking
manner by the scintillating and soaring musical score.”
performance will be held at the Father Bernie Costigan Centre, 30 Eldorado
Street Bracken Ridge on 27 & 28 September at 8:00pm, 4& 5 October at
8:00p and 6 October at 7pm. Please note
the musical contains mature themes.
are an affordable $20 and can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/BDJRN.