From Tectonic Theater Project, the creators of 'The Laramie Project,' 'Gross Indecency,' and '33 Variations,' comes 'Uncommon Sense,' a new play about living life on the autism spectrum. More…
Meet Moose, Dan, Jess, and Lali, four people on the spectrum, and discover the remarkable ways they and their families conquer challenges through humor, determination and love. Inspired by interviews with real people, this multimedia play reveals our universal challenges with “difference,” our desire to connect, and the lengths we will go for the people we love.
See it if You want to have a better understanding of what Autism looks like in our society and how families cope with having a child on the spectrum
Don't see it if If you expect a story with an arc and resolution.
See it if You enjoy learning about what makes different people tick but don't normally see much theater.
Don't see it if You get easily confused.
See it if you want a sweet, thoughtful performance trying to tackle some sticky matter
Don't see it if you're looking for the next Laramie Project and serious performance chops
See it if you want a greater understanding of the nuances and scope of the autism spectrum.
Don't see it if you need a tighter script for this important topic. At times the script falls short of the well-acted performances & of the subject at hand.
See it if you're looking to educate a teenager -- or even an obtuse adult -- on the range of people diagnosed as "on the spectrum."
Don't see it if you think this is a Moises Kaufman production. It's not. It's the work of one of his very capable proteges at Tectonic Theater.