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Next to Normal Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Part 2 Summary

Brian Yorkey
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Act 1, Part 2 Summary

Scene 4 - Music plays (mid-tempo, acoustic guitar and strings) as Henry and Natalie smoke marijuana in Henry's room and he tries to convince her that he could be a good boyfriend for her ("Perfect for You"). Time moves forward as, on one of their dates, Diana watches them and Gabe confronts her about spying on them. After Gabe goes, Dan appears, dressed in clothes from years before that looks like the shirt Henry wears. The action flashes back to his marriage proposal, triggered by the news that Diana is pregnant. Stage directions suggest that Diana's memory has been triggered by watching Henry and Natalie, who realizes that Diana has been watching and hurries up to her bedroom. Music starts (acoustic guitar, folk music feel with hints of rock) as Diana sings of missing the mountains, the highs and lows of feeling and excitement ("I Miss...

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