WHEN: Thursday January 17 / Showtime: 7:30pm (Bar and House open at 6:30pm)
SEATING: FREE/ GENERAL ADMISSION
HOW TO RESERVE TIX: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 254-9732 to reserve tickets. Please provide name, number of tickets requested, and contact information. Seating is general admission, so arrive early enough to claim your preferred seating.
ABOUT THE SHOW: *Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play* Hold on to your seats Columbia! You’re about to go on one of the most exciting rides of the season at Trustus Theatre. This 2015 Tony Winner for Best Play tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher. Our young hero has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Creative and electrifying, this production is not to be missed!
WHY A FREE PREVIEW FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM?: This play (and the book it’s based on) tells the story of Christopher Boone, a character who is often considered to be living with Autism (although it’s never explicitly said in the narrative). The story is told through his point-of-view – we see the world the way he sees it. Trustus Theatre has partnered with the Autism Academy of SC to provide a FREE performance of the show, so that parents of children with Autism can find a relatable evening that may possibly mirror the same daily challenges and joys that they experience. Trustus is also proud to have Beck Chandler making his Trustus debut in the role of Christopher. Mr. Chandler is a young actor living with Autism, and he’s bringing his truths to the role. This production is an incredibly adventurous stage production, and is ultimately uplifting – leaving us to answer the question: “I can do anything, right?” This project is supported by grants from the SC Arts Commission and a grant from Aflac, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation.