Part of the New York Musical Festival: An autistic man wants to marry his girlfriend against his family's wishes in this fast-paced, non-linear tuner directed by Tony-winning actress Victoria Clark. More…
Evan is determined to marry his girlfriend Charlie, but his father and brother don't want him to. Or rather, his father doesn't think he can and his brother doesn't think he will. And his mother won't tell them otherwise. They're all so concerned with what autistic Evan might do, but he knows he is more than just his needs, and he's going to prove it.
See it if An interesting take on autism and relationships, original storytelling and good songs
Don't see it if Want linear storytelling and elaborate sets
See it if you're interested in unconventional family relationships/drama, with good singing and believable characters.
Don't see it if you need a linear narrative (or clearly defined flashbacks), you want each song to be more distinct, or dislike shows that need some edits.
See it if You liked Curious Incident & would be interested in similar settings in a musical. That being said, it's much more adult-themed. Solid perfs
Don't see it if you need a distinct timeline to enjoy a show; it can be a little confusing at first until you get into Evan's character & understand his POV
See it if you enjoy a fast paced show with emotional impact. Strong cast, interesting story and good music. Was on the edge of my seat. Great material
Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with a non-linear story.
See it if Well, you can't now but: You like Victoria Clark. The subject matter of autism appeals to you.
Don't see it if It does not. You are reading this after it closes.
See it if you enjoy seeing into the reality of people living with autism.
Don't see it if You don't like real and emotional scenarios.
See it if you want fresh take on autism in every day life- the Saunders brothers are fantastic and the writing is beautiful
Don't see it if you need a very linear, easy to follow story, there's work involved but it's worth it
See it if you like thought-provoking, dizzying nonlinear storytelling about identity that challenges you.
Don't see it if you want a simple, straight-forward fluffy musical and/or want a musical with a lot of dancing.
See it if you like a musical with substance that is also very entertaining. It's quite brilliant with great insight into some aspects of autism.
Don't see it if you're looking for perfection. The second act still needs some work. But it was still a great evening.