Obviously Michael

ensemble theatre · obviously michael productions · Ages 10+ · United States

family friendly world premiere
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June 18, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

A charming ensemble piece about the power of connection. I was surprised that with all the jokes about literal language and references to Michael’s unclear perception of others’ emotions, there was no mention of the autism spectrum. It may not have intentionally presented a child with Aspergers, but so many of Michael’s quirks reminded me of the spectrum kids in my life.

The cast’s energy bubbled, and the script made me chuckle (and I’m not always a chuckler) but the overall arc – was it in complete flashback? – was a tad confusing, and ended a little abruptly. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my time with Obviously Michael.

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