Please Respond to “Falling”October 16, 2012
Fellow advocates, we need to have many responses to this play. Just because I reblogged it does NOT mean we support it! I haven’t seen this play, nor do I plan to, but we really need to make sure that people hear what we feel about it. If someone is hardy enough to sit through it, that would be a definite plus. Perhaps there should be peaceful demonstrations outside the theater, much like we do at autism speaks walks. Thanks!
ETA: if anyone has seen the play and feels like writing a review for it, please feel free to share it in comments section. Positive or negative reviews. Please explain what you liked or didn’t like and why. Discussion is important.
Josh’s favorite activity is tilting open a cardboard box full of white feathers that’s perched on a wall shelf just above his head and letting the contents fall on his face. It is among the few calm moments in his day. Josh is 18 years old, overweight, autistic, and aggressive in “Falling,” Deanna Jent’s fascinating play being given a stellar production at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
“Falling” focuses on Josh’s effect on his family. The toll seems heaviest on his mother, Tami (Julia Murney), who with Josh’s father, Bill (Daniel Pearce), has developed an endless series of routines, rituals, and little games to distract or entertain her son to get him through the day and keep him from attacking people. Daniel Everidge gives a brave and persuasive performance as Josh, portraying a big, awkward baby who…
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