Asperger's Are Us
Audiences don’t usually know what to expect from Asperger’s Are Us, a Boston-based sketch comedy troupe made up solely of artists on the autism spectrum.
Will they use self-deprecating humor about life with Asperger’s syndrome? Are they hoping to shed light on a serious condition? Will they be something like Sheldon, the socially inept character on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory?
The answer, it turns out, is none of the above.
Weathervane Playhouse is pleased to welcome this troupe of improvisational artists for a special one-night-only performance. Audiences will be taken on a funny and thought-provoking 90-minute performance packed with both drama and humor — plus a brief question-and-answer session at the end. This performance is appropriate for all audiences ages 11 and older.
What the Critics Say
about Asperger's Are Us
"Instead of focusing on the condition, the four men who make up the troupe perform skits and monologues that reflect their thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities, often characterized by deadpan and absurd humor...the guys are not looking for sympathy laughs or polite applause. Their show is not an autism-awareness campaign, they say. They want people to laugh simply because they’re funny." — The New York Times
"Weird as the performances were, they were in line with the type of sketch I like from The Kids in the Hall or The Whitest Kids U’ Know —- oddball characters, goofy premises, and clever wordplay. As a neurotypical person who is generally ignorant of autism, I didn’t know what to make of the Asperger’s aspect of the act. As a discriminating fan of alternative comedy, I ate it up." — Philadelphia Weekly
Tickets are $10* each.
This event will feature general-admission seating.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.
CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!
(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)
ABOUT ASPERGER'S ARE US
"We're the first comedy troupe composed of autistic people. We've performed original absurdist and satirical sketches since 2010. We do not poke fun at Asperger's and we did not form to prove that autistic people can be funny. We formed for the same reason anyone does comedy: To make you laugh! Please do not expect us to be anything like The Big Bang Theory or anything else that relies on making fun of people. Expect silly deadpan sketches that appeal to Aspies and sympathetic others alike."
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