Joining the likes of Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, Theatre Gigante, and Voices Found Repertory in performing original works this spring, the ever-interesting Quasimondo Physical Theatre launches a one-man exploration of differences, diagnoses, and prescription drugs this week with On the Spectrum. It premiered last August at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival to general praise, and audiences who saw it last year may or may not be in for the same experience in its current incarnation.
Thom J. Cauley, a Quasimondo ensemble member, combines “physical acting and personal experience” to give voice to a young boy with an unidentified learning disability. The intimacy of the performance, style, and venue seem to be paired well with an extraordinarily intimate premise: physicalizing this boy’s inner monologue when the rest of the world can’t (or maybe doesn’t try to) understand.
Running for two weekends only, audiences in the mood for cheap tickets and thought-provoking work should seize this opportunity to enjoy new, poignant material from a theatre company with a reputation for boldness, creativity, and originality.
ON THE SPECTRUM
Written and performed by Thom J. Cauley
Presented by Quasimondo Physical Theatre
Directed by Jessi Miller
May 5-14, 2017 at the Milwaukee Cooperative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave, above TJ Maxx)
Tickets: $15 general, $10 artists/students
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