Scott Long has the makings of a good show. It is his commentary of his life as a parent of an autistic child. If he had been clear about that I wold have been prepared for the performance – actually I would have made a different choice.
Unfortunately both in the write up and preview it is described as an edy, hilarious exploration of how events can send your life off the rails. With that description I was expecting a comedy performance with the emphasis to be on him and his transition. In that regard it disappointed.
The few jokes fell flat and the props didn’t work. the only thing which redeemed the performance was Scott’s daughter, Maddie who was in the audience. It was fun to see her face as she heard her father tell her story. And it was sweet that he brought her on stage to thanked the audience when the program was over.
If you are a parent of an autistic child I think you will appreciate this program and connect with Scott’s message and the stories. But if you are not, don’t go in to this thinking it is a comedy about parenting.
I don’t want to say it was a bad show, I just think it was misbilled.
If you are interested Scott will be at the COOK THEATRE, INDIANA LANDMARKS, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis