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're interested in autism. US tries (not always successfully) to show diff challenges along the spectrum. Great set, used well by director
Don't see it if you require top-notch acting by all & a stellar script (some funny/warm moments, some grating). Least effective stories re: Moose and Rice.
See it if You like shows where you learn something profoundly moving, almost without realizing it, you’re so entertained-it all works-lights; sets...
Don't see it if You want a musical or a strict “story”. This tells multiple stories but they are used in an attempt to enlighten a broader topic-it SO does!
See it if Well staged /designed & emotionally gripping Tectonic's theatrical piece about life on the autism spectrum from both sides of the experience
Don't see it if Following 4 separate stories, piece is slightly static Feel-good love story gets a little too much emphasis Parental story truly harrowing
See it if you want to see a cast portray the spectrum of autism very well. Projection design and staging is very well done.
Don't see it if you are bothered by some weaker acting from some of the cast or the constant jumping among the four stories.
See it if You're a fan of Tectonic Theatre, interested in autism & how it can be depicted on stage, enjoy several simultaneous amusing/dramatic plots
Don't see it if You are offended by "disease of the week stories, have no patience for young people with autism, don't enjoy abstract sets & multiple plots
See it if You want to see fantastic actors tackle astoundingly honest roles with truth and a little bit of sass. Great staging and truly beautiful
Don't see it if You don't like stories about autism. You can't sit still for 90min or you're sitting front row balcony
See it if you want an intelligent show about autism. Beautifully staged and acted but because there too many stories characters aren't fully developed
Don't see it if the idea of a play about autism is not for you.
See it if you'd enjoy something new and different. Must-see, whether or not you know / understand / have been touched by autism. Moving AND humorous.
Don't see it if you'd get lost watching 4 separate stories told @ the same time, @ times by the same actors. Your loss: intelligent script and a great cast!
See it if You want to see an exploration of multiple people's experiences of life on the autism spectrum.
Don't see it if You want "inspiration porn" surrounding the autism spectrum.
See it if you seek a better understanding of autism and its impacts to those who have it and their families. Expect to have your eyes opened!
Don't see it if you prefer a linear plot structure in your storytelling. This piece bounces between four different, unrelated characters.
See it if you are interested in seeing characters on different levels of the autism spectrum portrayed
Don't see it if you have no interest in people with autism
See it if enjoy new works about misunderstood subjects. Tectonic works its creative magic opening locked door to glimpse inside the world of autism
Don't see it if you if think autism doesn't interest you. It will. or the lives of those with it and those love them will. It's not what you think.
See it if You are interested in special people with special problems coping with the world around them. Family's don't know who to turn to for help.
Don't see it if You're not interested in learning about autism and people who face difficulties not of their own making.
See it if you're interested in autism or want a simulation (through design elements) of how sensory phenomena may be perceived by one on the spectrum
Don't see it if you're looking for new insight into how folks on the spectrum navigate the world; the quartet structure forestalls any real depth
See it if A beautifully executed play about the autism spectrum is brought to life by a very talented group of actors at the Sheen Center.
Don't see it if Unlike overrated & heavy handed "Curious Incident", this production also relies on technology, but without beating you over the head with it
See it if you are interested in new theater, you enjoy creative theater, you want to see something new and different (play is about autism spectrum)
Don't see it if you want big production values, want a predictable play
See it if you want a thought-provoking, riveting and sometimes funny theater experience.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the topic of autism.
See it if You are interested in various gripping stories on the spectrum of autism. A show with great insight and heart. Profound. Highly recommended.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in autism. However there is so much richness and depth to this play it is definitely worth seeing.
See it if you want to better understand those who live with a different way of seeing and living life.
Don't see it if you are cold and unresponsive to others' differences. This show opens one's eyes to a host of traits that don't seem as odd as before.
See it if If you like brilliant performances and an incredibly important and thought provoking show.
Don't see it if If you prefer one overarching story rather than several smaller stories within one show.
See it if you have the chance, various story lines related to autism. A must see for everyone to try to understand anyone who's different.
Don't see it if you are expecting "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" both are a very good plays, just very different.
See it if You enjoy shows that deal with discovering what life is like for people and their families living with a mental illness
Don't see it if You don’t like sensory overload
See it if You want to see a show about autism and it's characteristics. Unfortunately, I thought it was very stereotypical and a bit over-acted.
Don't see it if You don't like smaller productions or this subject matter.
Also Staging was excellent