Lucy

The title character of Lucy is a thirteen-year old girl with Autism.  Her mother, Vivian, is an anthropologist who wants absolutely nothing to do with her.

Play title: Lucy

Author (s): Damien Atkins

Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press

Publication Date: 2010

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Biology

Secondary Discipline: Evolutionary Theory

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: None; Playwright’s inspiration comes from a real-life chimpanzee named Lucy

Character Breakdown: 2 men, 3 women

Vivian, Lucy, Gavin, Julia, Morris

Setting: Vivian’s home, Morris’ office

Time Period: Contemporary (late 2000’s)

Synopsis of Play: The title character of Lucy is a thirteen-year old girl with Autism.  Her mother, Vivian, is an anthropologist who wants absolutely nothing to do with her.  But when Vivian’s ex-husband insists on her taking care of Lucy while he moves on with his new wife, she is surprised to find that she is more like her daughter than she initially thought. (Rumschlag)

First Performance Date: March 7, 2007

First Producer: Canadian Stage Co./Ensemble Studio Theatre – NYC/Delaware Theatre Co.

Performance History: March 7 – November 18, 2007

Links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/02/theater/reviews/02lucy.html

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2ca5b5e280d1f81507240586d&id=34ae5b4be0

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/arts/saved-by-a-stellar-ending/article722092/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

http://www.stagemagazine.org/2011/01/gut-wrenching-and-compelling-story-telling-lucy-delaware-theatre-company/

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/25642/title/Autism–as-seen-onstage/

http://joyofautism1.blogspot.com/2007/04/review-of-lucy.html

https://nowtoronto.com/stage/theatre/this-lucys-a-little-loose/

http://www.curtainup.com/lucyest.html

Entered by: Elise Rumschlag/Rae Mingione

 

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