A Child Left Behind - Solo Show About Autism Starring Alan Aymie
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The last date listed for A Child Left Behind was Saturday July 21, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Alice Burston
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This is a very thought provoking play. My husband and I have been discussing if for the last few days after watching it on Sat. night. We've also talked about it with friends because the facts that are shared during the performace are so shocking and raw at times. How do you measure teacher / pupil success and not kill creativity and diversity? How do we make schools with little or no parental involvement work? How do we keep kids in school when the pull of gangs is so strong in some parts of our city.
This play was beautifully written and acted. Woven together artfully with the playwright's personal story of his son's autism and his search to not see his son left behind.
Well Done! and highly recommend this play
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Great Job! The topic braced us for a more serious and intense show...it was handled beautifully and sensitively. Alan was better than any of us expected!
We loved it and highly recommend it!
Quotes & Highlights
“The script balances social and personal commentary successfully, and Aymie’s energetic charm allows us easy access to his outrage.” -LA Weekly (Pick of the Week/Go!)
“Excellence is the one word I would use to describe Alan Aymie’s highly energetic and dynamic one-man show.” -examiner.com
“A truly touching and thought provoking evening of entertainment. Aymie beautifully paints a world in which all of this comes vividly to life… amidst the frustration there is still hope. He shows great character in having the strength to stand up, identify the problem and accept his part in it." —_Culver City News _
Written and performed by Alan Aymie
Directed by Paul Stein
Produced by Gary Grossman and Les Williams
It was time to speak up. When award winning playwright and LAUSD teacher, Alan Aymie, was given his second pink slip from the school district that he had worked for since 1998, and later “graded” by the LA Times, he decided it was time to use his writing to provide a voice for teachers.
“Here I was trying to be a good teacher and the person (my son) who I really need to teach I couldn’t reach,” explains Aymie.