Written and performed by Arlene Malinowski Developed and directed by Will Rogers Co-produced with Mental Health America of Porter County Half of all proceeds will benefit MHA.
3 Shows Only!
Friday, May 1 at 8pm
Saturday, May 2 at 8pm
Sunday, May 3 at 2:30pm
Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W Chicago St, Downtown Valparaiso
The autobiographical solo show “A Little Bit Not Normal” revolves around a secret that was discovered at a family wedding and had been kept for over six decades. With her trademark humor, Arlene Malinowski confronts her own state of mind when depression slipped in through her basement window, lit a cigarette and made himself at home. The play reflects the crisis of the mental health system in our culture, the impact of mental illness on the family and the complex, confusing and little understood world of medications, treatments, therapy and alternatives. It explores the shame and secrecy that comes from mental illness because of the stigma that is so attached to it. “A Little Bit Not Normal” is the journey from mental illness to recovery and the story of naming it, claiming it and standing to be counted.
$12 Students and Seniors
Call (219) 464-1636 ext 1 or buy online at ChicagoStreet.org