Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

VSA arts presents the world premiere of "The Other Room" at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater, 2700 F St., N.W. In the play, sixteen-year-old Austin is fascinated by calculus and flying. Austin, who has autism, struggles to communicate with classmate Lily, while his inner thoughts and emotions are revealed through four unique characters. The play, written by 17-year-old Ariadne Baker-Dunn of Michigan, was selected as the winner of the 2008 VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program, which invites students to write about disability. This performance, hosted by television and film star William Devane, also showcases poetry by other emerging writers as part of VSA arts’ literary programs. For ages 12 & up. Tickets are free with reservation at www.vsarts.org or call (202) 628-2800.

Official Website: http://www.vsarts.org

Added by SKTaylor on August 18, 2008

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