Pain In My Asperger's

Solo Show · ebenstein productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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July 12, 2018 certified reviewer
tagged as: neurodiversity · vulnerable · music · funny

What I liked

I appreciated Jeremy’s willingness to share his stories, and his creativity in doing so. The whole Kit car bit was hilarious, and well woven throughout the show.

What I didn't like

Don’t know if it would be difficult to get permission, but it could be really fun in future iterations to play snippets of the musicians mentioned, such as Elton John and Olivia Newton John, as each record is held up. Not only would it be fun for those of us who remember that music, but interesting for younger generations of today, who might not be familiar with those artists. What was most touching for me was Jeremy’s last lines directed to the audience that touched briefly on how we treat people. I think that’s an area that could be developed even more, perhaps even through a talk back after the show?

My overall impression

“Pain in My Asperger’s” gives a generous glimpse into the experience of living with Asperger’s, and reminds audiences of how understanding neurodiversity is vital to the evolution of human consciousness. Jeremy Ebenstein’s honesty and vulnerability, delivered with authenticity, humor and music, was wonderful and heartwarming. Huge acknowledgement for his courage and beautiful zest for life.

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