Fundraiser: “Next to Normal”
NAMI has partnered with Elm Street Cultural Arts Village to present the musical play “Next to Normal”. The play is focused on the effect on a family of dealing with mental health issues, and on common public perceptions of mental illness and medical treatment. For each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the affiliate identified by the purchaser in the purchasing process, $1 will go toward implementing the NAMI HomeFront program in Georgia, and $1 will go to the NAMI Georgia state organization.
Each night after the play, there will be a “Talk Back” session where “Next to Normal” patrons will have an opportunity to hear from people living in recovery and family members about their experiences. We invite you to be a part of the dialogue!
Disclaimer: NAMI Georgia is honored to partner as co-host of the “Next to Normal”. NAMI Georgia acknowledges that, although there are parts of the play that do not adequately portray facts about mental illness and mental health treatment, the play to some degree, reflects views and thoughts about mental illness common among the general public who have not yet been educated about mental illness or have not experienced mental illness as individuals or as family members. In particular, we recognize that correctly diagnosed mental illnesses are medical disorders of the brain, and that modern medications and compassionate psychiatric care can be vital to recovery. As advocates, NAMI Georgia sees the Elm Street partnership as an opportunity to create dialogue that will lead to raised awareness of the actual realities of living with mental illness.
Feb 19th – Mar 6th
Fri/Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for adults
This Show is considered PG-13
Located at City Center Auditorium
8534 Main St. Woodstock, GA 30188
Call 678.494.4251 for More Information