"A New Brain" at Theatre Horizon in Norristown

Join the alumni club at Theatre Horizon for a networking reception and performance of the musical, "A New Brain." Reserve your seats soon!

Cost: $30 (special alumni discount! regular ticket price is $45) 

The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Philadelphia invites you to a networking reception on Saturday, October 22nd at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA, followed by a performance of A New Brain. Meet at 7:00pm in the theatre lobby for drinks, snacks, and conversation. The show starts at 8:00pm.

Theatre Horizon is a professional nonprofit theatre company in Norristown, PA. Theatre Horizon produces challenging dramas and inspiring and memorable musicals.

A New Brain is an autobiographical musical from Tony Award-winners William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and James Lapine (Into the Woods). It explores one man’s quest for a second chance at life.

After a children's television songwriter is diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain condition, he reexamines his life and legacy with help from his family, relentless humor, and the occasional hallucination.


Ben Brantley, theater critic of The New York Times, described A New Brain as a "harmonious thank-you note for second chances in life."

Jesse Green of New York magazine wrote, "What makes A New Brain so satisfying . . . is that its almost relentless humor and cynicism are used to promote a very serious and often sad inquiry into key human questions. What do we make of our time here? What do we make of our abilities? Finn’s answer is the obvious one, but no less generous for that. If your brain is wired for it, you make music."


Free parking is available near the theater, and public transportation access via the SEPTA Norristown line and multiple bus routes. For more information and directions, click here. 

Please register for this event by October 10, 2016.


Event Contact
Kristin Midha MBA'05

Staff Liaison
Alumni Clubs alumniclubs@uchicago.edu