|Rave Reviews for 'On the Spectrum'!
"Extraordinary! Fountain Theatre Soars with 'On the Spectrum' ... yet another triumph for the remarkable Fountain Theatre. This is a production that will take your breath away. If you only have the opportunity to get to one play this spring, On the Spectrum is the one to see!" - Examiner
"Fascinating! The play's three performers honor the material with sensitivity and commitment. Shaked and Newcomb refuse to reduce their characters to their deficits. Instead, they show us individuals whose strengths are tied in fascinating ways to their so-called limitations. As Elisabeth, a photo editor contending with employment woes and a divorced mother dealing with a son's need for autonomy, Hackett lends compassionate understanding to her character ... The value of the play's advocacy shouldn't be underestimated... In LaZebnik's play, there's a place for all of us on the autism spectrum." - Los Angeles Times
"Beautiful! Affecting and carefully observed performances ... Watching the beautiful work of Virginia Newcomb and Dan Shaked is witnessing a flag being planted for hope, sensitivity, and artistic progress." - Backstage
"Flawless! Witty and poignant." - LA Weekly
Dan Shaked is at once funny and sad, making his character work.
Virginia Newcomb is a willowy beauty. She is vulnerable and funny and tough. Kudos to video designer Jeff Teeter for amazing projections that fill the stage with phantasmagorical images rivaling any tech in any theater, large or small." - On Stage Los Angeles
"A Must See!
Both charming and original" - LA Splash magazine
"Brilliant! All in all, this show was a breath of fresh air. Educational, informative and full of hope... This story is so sweet and hopeful you'll be pulling for the characters ... Shaked and Newcomb are both exceptionally talented ... Jaws drop in awe ... I've seen none, not even at L.A.'s more prestigious theaters, that pull it off as well as The Fountain."- Life in LA
"Absolutely Splendid! As always, a superb team effort by the whole cast and crew of the wonderful Fountain Theatre." - Beverly Press
Not your (nuero)typical love story.
Mac has Asperger's. Iris has Autism. An online e-chat blossoms into a funny and unforgettable love story with a difference.MORE
Funny! Charming! Quirky! Poignant!
On the Spectrum
by Ken LaZebnik
Now - April 28
Jeanie Hackett Virginia Newcomb Dan Shaked
directed by Jacqueline Schultz
Call Diana (323) 663-1098 for Group Discounts!
This production is sponsored, in part, by The Help Group, the largest and most innovative nonprofit of its kind in the U.S. serving children with autism, learning differences and other special needs.