Next to Normal - Act 1, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

Brian Yorkey
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Act 1, Part 4 Summary

Scene 10 - As her session with Madden ends, he suggests that it's time for Diana to clear out Gabe's room and spend some time with Natalie. A few moments later, Dan brings Diana a box of Gabe's things, and she starts sorting through them. Music begins, the tinkling sound of a music box. Diana sings of a dreamy imagined dance with Gabe, who appears in a tuxedo and dances with her to a lightly textured waltz tune, "I Dreamed a Dance," eventually influencing her to say, "I'll die to dance with..." In response, he calls her to join him in a place where there's no pain ("There's a World," a tender ballad) and where they can be free. Madden appears, commenting as he makes a report that Diana has attempted suicide, slashing her wrists and arms. He recommends treatment, including restraint and electroshock therapy. Dan...

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