Thursday, February 15 2024
Event Location: Gentry Auditorium
Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Devised by the London-based company Patch of Blue, this gem of a play introduces us to an unconventional, loving family consisting of two teenage sisters and (maybe) a dog in a quiet English coastal town. At just 18, Hannah has had to drop out of school to look after 15-year-old Katy, who is on the autism spectrum, after their father passed away a year earlier and their mother abandoned them when Katy was diagnosed. Now it’s just the girls and Katy’s imaginary emotional-support best friend, Paul Williams, a “Jack Russell slash St. Bernard.” The girls’ regimented world is upended when Ryan, a lonely teenager, moves in nearby and forms a unique bond with Katy. Heartwarming, poignant, playful and grave, We Live by the Sea explores loss, resilience and finding friendship in unexpected places. **SENSORY WARNING: PRODUCTION INCLUDES STROBING LIGHTS AND LOUD NOISES** Rated PG-13
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