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Autism is subject of theatrical performance Oct. 26

October 17, 2009

Theory Of Mind

Mixed Blood Theatre Company will present Theory of Mind at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. This free performance is sponsored by Dordt College’s CoCurricular Committee.

Theory of Mind is a sensitive yet unsentimental theatrical portrait of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. Bill is a college-bound 17 year-old, equipped with scholastic brilliance, but low emotional intelligence; keen self-awareness, yet an inability to read social cues; and a charming directness. He is also uncertain about relationships, anxious about dating, and prone to taking everything he hears literally. His outing with a girl from his school becomes a memorable, insightful look at tugs, shifts, and about-faces found on the autism spectrum.

Theory of Mind is written by Ken LaZebnik and is staged by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler, with Skyler Nowinski and Taj Ruler performing.
This 45-minute show is one of six culturally-specific productions toured annually by Mixed Blood, a Minneapolis-based multicultural theater company.

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