First Stage presents: MOCKINGBIRD
Adapted by Julie Jensen
Based on the book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Caitlin sees the world in black and white. Colors are messy, and recess is chaotic. As an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum, Caitlin used to rely on her older brother to help make sense of a world that doesn’t fit her definitions, but now that he’s gone, she’s all on her own. With the support of her advisor, father, and a new reading buddy, Caitlin begins to understand how to embrace the “messiness” of emotions. Soaring with heart and humor, discover how the perseverance of one girl can change a community – and how black and white can always be complemented by a kaleidoscope of colors.
For families with young people ages 10 - 17 and up.
In partnership with the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin