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 Close to best theater I have ever seen! Incredible performance of the behavior of autism and her extraordinary inner life. U will love her.
Don't see it if Tears, you will be moved to tears in empathy with her struggles and with joy at her accomplishments.
See it if You are interested in autism and the experience of being autistic or what it might be like to deal with someone who is autistic. Original.
Don't see it if You want lightweight entertainment. At times it gets loud, with shouting and sounds as they might be experienced by an autistic person.
See it if You want to think about how to be a better person by understanding that we are all different in our own ways
Don't see it if You don't want an honest portrayal of autism, some sections are so powerful
See it if you liked Curious Incident. This is less slick, but much more touching. From start to finish, you'll be engaged. WLBS is "a lovely thing."
Don't see it if you hate loud noises or you get discouraged trying to decipher heavy accents. The acting and story are really good . So do see it.
See it if You enjoy shows that make you feel on a deeply emotional level without being manipulative. An honest look at life.
Don't see it if You can't relate to other people's lives and points of view and see that we all occupy the same space.
See it if This show grabbed my soul. Astonishment brilliant! Moving. And the acting was the best I’ve seen. The absolute best in theater!
Don't see it if Everyone should seen this. Period.
See it if You'll be transported for a quick 70 mins, you find joy in small things, want touching family/friend dynamics. This is something special.
Don't see it if You want easy solutions, don't want to see an unflinching portrayal of autism, can't give yourself over to the experience, small production.
See it if you can make your way through a heavy Scottish accent to delve into the inner workings of an autistic young woman; you will come out happy.
Don't see it if autism is very close to home, and it is an uncomfortable subject for you. You cannot stand to listen carefully to get all the nuances.
See it if You like to hear a great story. You can embrace an autistic situation. You want to smile and also have your heart touched. Great performance
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with autism. If you don't want to smile and feel emotional
See it if You like minimal scenic design and strong, funny writing. You liked Curious Incident but wished it were better (this show fits the bill)
Don't see it if You are overwhelmed by overlapping or loud audio/text. You want a big budget Broadway show.
See it if you know someone who is autistic, want to support young actors supporting an important cause, you enjoy a "small" play well done.
Don't see it if for you,the most important part of a play is the script; this had many weaknesses;you like plays with lots of action; you're allergic to sap
See it if beautiful,whimsical play about autism and human connections,told with grace, love and humor.Superb cast,beautiful music,great writing.Bravo!
Don't see it if you are not ready for intense emotions.
See it if Outstanding THEATER. Able to better comprehend what life is for an autistic girl and her sister
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents or want a light entertaining night out
See it if you like intimate, heartwarming, simple stories that are relevant to the effect we can have on one other life in this world.
Don't see it if low-budget shows or don't want to see a show about an emotionally challenged young person.
See it if you want insight into young adult with autism and the people in her life. Exquisitely acted. Engaging and transforming.
Don't see it if If a realistic portrayal of autism is not for you.
See it if You would enjoy a play that looks deeply into autism, but does so in a funny, clever and engaging manner.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and easy. This play absorbs you!
See it if you enjoy dramas mixed with humor. Great cast. However the story didn't grab me. I wanted to like it more.
Don't see it if thick English accents annoy you.
See it if you love superb writing/acting/staging all come together to deliver a powerful story and message, in an intimate low-budget setting.
Don't see it if you want lavish settings and costumes, or you are not intrigued by the idea of the main character being severely autistic.
See it if You want a life affirming theatrical experience. This show is innovative and brilliant and beautiful and so so real. Very emotional.
Don't see it if You aren't able to handle shows which treat autism with honesty. You want a show that doesn't make you think or reflect.
See it if If you enjoy well acted, well written, and uplifting theater giving a real glimpse into the theme of autism both joyful and emotional.
Don't see it if If you are disturbed by over stimulation and emotional outbursts.
See it if You like intimate theatre, breaking the fourth wall, stunning performances, live music, and possibly even crying a little bit.
Don't see it if You want something flashy and high-tech, you're looking for comedy.
See it if you are interested in trying to understand the perspective and thought processes of a person with autism. Takes concentration to follow.
Don't see it if you are disturbed by a realistic portrayal of an autistic person. I had to ask the cast if she really was autistic her acting was that good
See it if you are passionate about art for the differently abled; you enjoy pieces that seamlessly join text and music
Don't see it if you need to see a linear story or something focused on text; you enjoy large-budget productions