When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 25 2017
Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt won three Tony awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for their musical Next to Normal because of its clear-eyed portrayal of the ways mental illness affects families as a unit and as individuals. In it, a mother's bipolar disorder has kept her caught in an endless cycle of medication that only works until her body adjusts to the dosage. The more her illness flares up, the more it strains her relationship with her husband and children. Is there a course of medication or therapy that can set her and her family back on the path to normal? Insight Theatre Company opens its tenth season with Next to Normal. The show is performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (June 8 to 25) at .Zack (3224 Locust Street; www.insighttheatrecompany.com). Tickets are $20 to $35.