We Have Apples, with music and book by Rachel Griffin & Aron Accurso, lyrics by Rachel Griffin, directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Sarah O'Gleby, is set inside a psychiatric facility. Many of those who saw an early concert version of We Have Apples at NYC's 54 Below described the show as riveting, as moving, and as unique as Dear Evan Hansen and Next to Normal. The story follows the struggles, hopes, and joys of Jane and the other patients. The authors wrote this musical with the hopes that it will change the way you think about mental illness.
We Have Apples follows Jane, a quirky 19 year old who is determined to overcome her mental illness and become a successful writer. Paralyzed by the intensity of Depression, Jane's illness personified, Jane is forced to check into a psychiatric facility. In the facility, she bonds with the other patients in a writing group and falls in love with her psychiatrist's son.