Patch of Blue's devised production explores the life of an autistic girl as she connects with a boy who changes her world forever. A hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Part of 59E59's Brit's Off Broadway series. More…
'We Live By the Sea' tells the story of Katy, who lives on the coast with her sister Hannah and her imaginary dog, Paul Williams. Ostracized by the children at her school because of her differences, Katy is lonely and longs for someone to talk to. When she meets Ryan, a teenager from the city running away from his own problems, she recognizes something of herself in him, and starts to learn what it is to be a friend. The production features playful visual storytelling and a live electronic score.
See it if You enjoy shows that deal with the problems created when characters have severe personality issues, in this case, autism.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with loud frequent outbursts, and watching characters struggle to communicate with one another.
See it if you like shows with excellent, performances and are about autistics-- the difficulties and joys of their interactions with others.
Don't see it if you dislike being immersed in an exasperating environment with a very active, intense and unrestrained autistic teenager for 90 minutes.
See it if you like small plays with good intentions but not a lot of new things to tell.
Don't see it if you prefer risky, thought-provoking plays, or if you do not feel like hearing a woman screaming for 90 minutes.