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Normaler Than Everyone

solo performance · normaler productions and fringe management, llc · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · 70 mins · United States of America

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Songwriter/Photographer turns wife’s cancer journey into unique one man musical

May 14, 2019

Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2019 — When award-winning singer-songwriter and photographer Brian Joseph got the news that his wife had a rare and serious kind of cancer, he was stricken with the paralyzing fear that any husband and father would feel. But as an artist, his reaction was anything but normal. Normaler Than Everyone unearths both the pain and the humor of what seems ubiquitous – a loved one going through cancer. Normaler Than Everyone opens June 7 at The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Normaler Than Everyone addresses small moments – making soup, lying to friends on social media, parenting… and large moments too; calling 911, bedside vigilance, medical treatment. Through his songs, writings and photographs, Joseph presents a funny and moving portrait of a cancer caregiver, enraged by soup and terrified by the specter of ghosts. Normaler Than Everyone was ultimately a meditation on love and mortality.

Written and Performed by Brian