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 don’t know anyone w/ special needs, are bringing your bully kids to teach them empathy (program recommends 12 yrs+)
Don't see it if you avoid plays about lonely, needy children*; want a fuller discussion on how society can accommodate disability/difference
See it if Two sisters experience the magic and kindness of a new friend; A touching performance of the thoughts/feelings of a 15 yr old autistic girl.
Don't see it if you aren't sensitive and compassionate to understanding there is a "different kind of thinking"
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 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 You enjoy well acted, powerful emotional stories. Non linear, but great story and well told. It's both funny and heartwarming and emotional
Don't see it if You can't deal with issues of disability. Enjoy more linear plays.
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 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 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 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 want to be pulled into the stories, go on a journey and feel emotionally attached to the lead.
Don't see it if You can't handle emotional situations, need a lot of substance in terms of sets.
See it if You want to have a profoundly moving experience. Some of the best acting/direction I've seen in a long time. See it while you can.
Don't see it if You only like shows that are pure fluff. Even so, this might be the play that changes your tastes.
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
See it if You liked Curious Incident..., or if you like small-scale shows of that style.
Don't see it if You don't like straight plays, or if you prefer shows with more spectacle-like elements.
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 You want to experience an intense, thoughtful, gut-wrenching, hopeful view of someone with autism.
Don't see it if The play is so good that parts are hard to watch.I left with a sick feeling in my gut -a testament to the great staging, acting, and writing
See it if You want to see really good acting that feels so real. Also if you aren't worried or distracted if tears well up in your eyes at points.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a touching reminder that all people can treach each of us a good life lesson.
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 If you enjoy a heartwarming story of family and of living with social challenges.
Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing characters who have difficulty with social interaction and who are on the spectrum of autism.
Also Excellent actors, especially the lead.
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 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.
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