View a Play Production
Give the students the opportunity to locate a local production of Next to Normal at their local community theater, college or other venue and write a 1-2 page review of the production.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the play and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the play.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the play. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the character wear?
Students should research the period style of dress from the play and create (with parents'...
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