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The Aspie Hour - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
Arts & Entertainment Lover in Ballarat.
The Aspie Hour is back as Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley love routine and repetition. If you missed the season at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it returns for one show only at The Athenaeum on 21 April.

An informative and delightfully irreverent cabaret The Aspie Hour was created the show to debunk common misconceptions. Having met while studying at the Federation University Arts Academy in Ballarat, Sophie and Ryan both created short-form cabarets about being on the spectrum. Sophie was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of thirteen while Ryan diagnosed at the age of six.

Sophie and Ryan. Image supplied by Social Set Media.

They share their experiences with Asperger's Syndrome and navigate the neurotypical world through misread social cues and show off their ability to recall obscure musical theatre facts.

Ryan shares moments from his solo journey to New York City and the magnitude of travelling somewhere new on your own. Sophie, whilst under the guise of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, explores the spectacular range of psychological issues by framing her life as a musical.

Image from The Aspie Hour Facebook page

Recently, The Aspie Hour won for Best Writing in a Cabaret at 2019 Green Room Awards.

Don't miss the encore performance at The Athenaeum of The Aspie Hour on 21 April, it's an honest and unapologetic show which re-defines what it is to be an "Aspie" today.

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Why? Blow away your misconceptions about Aspergerís Syndrome
When: 21 April
Where: Theatre Two, Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
Cost: Tickets: Full: $35.00, Concession: $30.00
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