“Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theater company at the Brooks Theater is partnering with the Autism Society of San Diego to help raise awareness for Autism through its production of Dancing Lessons and a corresponding art exhibit in the Brooks Theater Gallery.
Dancing Lessons , written by Marc St. Germain and directed by Meg Deboard, is a heartwarming story laced with humor, about a young man with Asperger’s syndrome seeking the instruction of an injured Broadway dancer in order to survive an awards dinner. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries that they make about each other and themselves.
The play opens at the Brooks Theater March 1 and runs each Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 17.
Tickets are available for $15 – $29 online at www.oceansidetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 760-433-8900. The director, production crew, cast, costumes, and sets are shared as a co-production with Scripps Ranch Theatre. The play opened there in February at Scripps to rave reviews.
To complement the play, The Brooks Gallery will feature Dance & the Heart, an art exhibit by 18 local artists on the themes of being different and connection. A collaboration with The Art of Autism project and teacher Debra Muzikar features four autistic artists displaying works ranging from weaving to abstract art.”
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