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What's Going On : Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill presents Theory of Mind
Date posted: February 1, 2015
Posted by: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
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The 2014-15 season of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s popular Off the
Hill series for families continues with THEORY OF MIND by Ken LaZebnik.
A sensitive, unsentimental portrait of relationships, it tells the story of
Bill, a teenager who happens to live on the autism spectrum.
Recommended for ages 11 and up, THEORY OF MIND will tour to
community venues throughout the Tristate from Jan. 23 through Feb. 22.
It will also be performed at Music Hall on Sunday, March 8, as part of Macy’
s Arts Sampler.
THEORY OF MIND follows Bill’s first date with a young woman unsure of
her own reasons for romance, exploring the challenges of a young man
who wants desperately to love someone but struggles with the social skills
needed to achieve a rewarding relationship.
“We’re really thrilled to revisit THEORY OF MIND, winner of the 2008 Macy’s New Play Prize for Young Audiences, which had
its premiere at the Playhouse in 2009,” said Mark Lutwak, Playhouse director of education. “The show was enormously
successful with students and adults alike, not only because of its sensitive representation of a character on the autism
spectrum, but also because of the honest and humorous way in which it deals with adolescent communication and dating
In a special collaboration for THEORY OF MIND, the Playhouse is partnering with the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.
“They’re going to be connecting us with new sectors in our community,” explained Lutwak, “as well as using this opportunity
to provide context for the play and extend some of their own educational and advocacy work.”
THEORY OF MIND will tour to more than a dozen community venues (click here to see venue schedule and related
inormation). Admission is free or inexpensive and is available at the door. Details vary by location. Contact the individual
sites for tickets and prices. Contact information is available on the Playhouse website at www.cincyplay.com.
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