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 black box productions, shows that honestly portray those on the autism spectrum, and small but mighty ensembles
Don't see it if you aren't interested in truthful portrayals of those with autism or you want to see a big-budget production
See it if You are interested in the human experience of a mental illness, particularly, autism - both personal perspective and point of view of others
Don't see it if You don’t like unusual story-telling, can’t tolerate loud music or noises, or are looking for light entertainment.
See it if You like ensemble created work that explores character and family dynamics related to autism.
Don't see it if You prefer conventional theatre or plays with plot or the clarity of a singular writer's voice.
See it if You want to immerse yourself in the world of an autistic adult and those around her.
Don't see it if You find story telling less than riveting.
See it if You want to see something different, a tragic but ultimately heartwarming portrayal of autism told with a quirky nonlinear style.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with portrayals of autism or are bothered by flashing lights/loud sounds.
See it if You appreciate a show which challenges our thinking about autism and offers heartfelt insight in to the emotions and feelings of otherness
Don't see it if You aren’t comfortable with a story about autism and an individual who responds to life with occasional outbursts and unexpected reactions
See it if you're interested in families dealing with mental illness or disabilities; you like shows with a single tour de force performance.
Don't see it if you prefer a show with a balanced ensemble of performances; you are a proponent of casting actors with disabilities.
See it if to know a sweet/funny/brave 15 yr. old autistic girl who, although bullied, triumphs! Live music, videos and imaginative narration/staging!
Don't see it if you can't stand rapid-fire speech, loud noises, imaginary friends, and don't have patience for people w/developmental disabilities!!
See it if You want drama which has a unique way of presenting a difficult problem such as autism. Emotionally devastating at times.
Don't see it if You cringe at drama about real human problems which does not rap things up nicely at the end.
See it if You appreciate good story telling, no matter how big or small the venue. And, if you're open to stories with an autistic character .
Don't see it if If you like big, flashy shows, or are sensitive in some way to autistic children being represented on the stage.
See it if you want to be entertained, upset and hopeful by a quartet of enthusiastic and talented young actors.
Don't see it if you are unwilling to experience the inner turmoil and frustrations of someone with autism who is struggling to live her life.
See it if want to see a show to see how a family operates with someone who has autism
Don't see it if you need to be able to see the actors at all times. There are several scenes that happen on floor.
See it if You're interested in characters with autism, or you just like shows with original staging.
Don't see it if If you really need a conventional plot for your theater experience.
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.
See it if You like sensitive and empathetic journey into the world of autism, presented by a talented cast in a simply staged intimate theater spac
Don't see it if You prefer your theater experience to be fluffy. This play will make you cry, laugh and feel deeply. And as Katy puts it - think differently
See it if You like serious plays about serious topics, especially if you would like a story dealing with autism
Don't see it if You're looking for a musical or a comedy or something light and frothey
See it if You are open minded about autism and how they see life
Don't see it if You think that seeing someone playing an autistic girl will affect you emotionally or It’s too personal to you
See it if You're a fan of small-scale shows about the human experience and enjoy creative storytelling.
Don't see it if If you need linear story-telling and find it hard to follow a show that jumps around.