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Trumbull Theatre to present one-woman show on autism

Posted Mar. 29, 2010

Pancakes poster

Rebecca Maher’s “Pancakes and a Lobster Tank: Living with Autism and Loving Alex”, a timely and humorous multi-act one woman show, will premiere at the Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. A second performance is slated for Friday, April 23, 2010, also at 8 p.m.

In “Pancakes and a Lobster Tank: Living With Autism, Loving Alex”, the audience is provided with a humorous and heart wrenching account of a mother’s experiences raising a child with autism. Current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control conclude that 1 in 110 children in the United States have Autism. During the course of this work, the viewer will get to see the world from a unique perspective that is sometimes tragic, always emotionally stirring, and ultimately a triumph of the human spirit and condition.

The journey begins with recounting a “typical” public dining experience and continues to reveal such experiences as receiving the diagnosis, fighting the system, and ends with…a trip to Walmart! The range of emotions provoked by this work must be experienced to be believed. Rebecca sums it up best when she says that life with a child with autism “…can be a lot like a roller coaster ride complete with screaming, panic induced laughter, and someone may ultimately vomit.”

The theatre is located at:

Kent State University at Trumbull
4314 Mahoning Avenue NW
Warren, Ohio 44483

Reservations are strongly recommended and a $2 donation will be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please visit us at

For reservations, please call 330-675-8887 or e-mail