Performances: Dec. 4-5, 10-12, 16-19 @ 8:00 pm, Dec. 6&13 @ 3:00 pm
ASL interpreted performance: Dec. 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Talk backs with members of Arts for Autism: Dec 6, 13 & 16, 2015
With: Erika Cuenca*, Sarah Silk*
Shaun Cameron Hall*
Lily and Sam are in crisis mode. The upwardly-mobile, young, urban couple are pregnant, in debt and are trying to navigate life’s challenges together, while also including Lily’s sister Sarah in their lives.
Sarah is a 30-year-old single woman living alone…She works as a ticket collector on the train, loves rock climbing and a good chicken marsala. Also, she is autistic.
Sarah, Lily and Sam expose some of the frequently experienced, but rarely discussed aspects of life on the Autism Spectrum. The need for structure and predictability, black and white thinking, difficulty reading and responding to social and emotional situations, sensitivity to touch and exhausting meltdowns are just a few aspects of Sarah and her family’s day-to-day life.
Lily must reckon with the fact that this new phase of her life is in fact scary and uncertain. She looks at all the relationships in her life: her parents, her husband, her sister, and most importantly, herself. Only time will tell if her child will inherit autism, if she will be stronger than her own mother, and if she will be the supportive sister Sarah needs.