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With My Eyes Shut

cruthaigh productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

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ELIZABETH FURREY certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: love story · romantic · connecting · Aspergers · autism · dance · music
A powerful comedy and commentary on how people make connections with one another, With My Eyes Shut is a show that pushed me to the edge of my seat more than once. I highly recommend it.... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 11, 2018
tagged as: autism · Brave · music
WITH MY EYES SHUT was a breath of fresh air, filled with moments of tenderness and bravery, this hidden gem of a show is worth taking a chance on. The cast had great chemistry, cleaver writing, rounds out this brave story. ... full review
JESSICA SHIM certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Such a beautiful show. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Visually and emotionally moving. Lovely heartfelt moments balanced with great comedic relief. Definitely a must see! ... full review
This piece was touching, sweet, and funny, sometimes all at once. Performed by truly gifted individuals. ... full review
MAUREEN DRISCOLL certified reviewer June 09, 2018
A thoroughly original production about autism, with plenty of laughs and a great deal of heart.... full review
GEORGE CAPACETE certified reviewer June 11, 2018
I enjoyed this show immensely and I highly recommend it. An emotional moving experience and visually attractive show. Also, thought provoking as in for example with the symbolism behind every color. The humor humanized the often harsh conditions that people with Aspergers syndrome or autism face. It is also hopeful and a reminder that in the end we're all trying to make a human connection or simply communicate clearly with others. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 22, 2018
tagged as: autism · colors · music · dance · beauty
The music and dancing were first rate, and moved the story along nicely. It was so easy to get swept up in this show,, which is definitely one of the best productions of HFF18. This one deserves recognition at the awards, and another run.... full review
tagged as: autism · Aspergers · humor
Recommended. A wonderful analogy between theatre and the autism spectrum.... full review
BRANDA LOCK certified reviewer June 01, 2018
tagged as: romantic comedy · meta · autism
Sweet romantic comedy through the lens of people with autism with some cool metatheatrical moments!... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Breathtaking. In the context of Fringe this show does a stellar job putting up a quick and stunning theatrical experience. It's worth the ticket price and more, and complete in and of itself, but it was SO good I wish it had a second act. The actors are perfect, the direction and script are lovely. I'm still thinking about this show two days later, especially as a nanny for a child who is on the edge of the spectrum- the depiction of autism and how it varies from person to person is wonderful- the production team has done an impressive job of showing instead of telling- the topic is tricky and nuanced and it is handled carefully and boldly in this awesome new play.... full review


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