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City Stage Theatre

30 West Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

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"n0rmal" aims to make talking about mental illness, well, normal.

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Aerheart (Kansas City Aerial Arts’ professional performance company) presents "n0rmal", a new creation by writer and director Kelsey Aicher (winner of “Best Show” KC Fringe Fest 2018 and 2019). n0rmal explores the dark reality of common mental disorders and risk factors that lead to suicide, while incorporating pop music and mesmerizing circus arts, in an effort to talk about this silent epidemic. By initiating the conversation through an entertaining presentation, "n0rmal" aims to make talking about mental illness, well, normal.

Originating from Aicher’s own struggles with depression and self-harm, "n0rmal" has grown to include the lived experiences of her fellow performers. From substance use disorder to dealing with the loss of a friend to complete suicide, "n0rmal" weaves individual stories into a tapestry of national mental illness. In the show, aerialists fight their way through anxiety, acrobats succumb to self-hatred, and dancers pretend as though nothing is wrong. An artist’s movement can serve as a distraction or it can be the means to communicate. The performers of "n0rmal" choose to communicate in hope that it will make finding the courage to say, “I am not okay,” a little easier.

Trigger/Content Warning: While this show contains no special effects or life-like portrayals of harm, the presented content may be disturbing to certain audience members. Subjects represented through unambiguous imagery include mental illness, substance use, self-harm, suicide, gun violence, and death. Some pieces include explicit language. Some material may not suited for children under the age of 14. Audience members will be permitted to leave during the show should they feel uncomfortable. Mental health comes first.

Live performances at City Stage at Union Station on Nov 18th-20th at 7p and Nov 21st at 2p.

This event will also be streamed online to make it accessible to those who cannot attend the theater. Please see the separate EventBrite online event for tickets to the livestream.

Livestream Ticket Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/n0rmal-virtual-ticket-for-livestream-tickets-182945764707

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City Stage Theatre

30 West Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Aerheart is a professional circus performance collective that provides Kansas City with innovative aerial and acrobatic event entertainment. We are dedicated to the creation of original works, the rebellion against human limitations, and the empowerment of our community.

The company is lead by director Kelsey Aicher.

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