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We Live by the Sea

devised by Lloyd Bagley, Alex Brain, Alex Howarth, Alex Simonet and Elizabeth Williams
Full Length, Drama
1 man, 2 women, 1 n/s
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3930-7


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Katy lives with her sister, Hannah, and her imaginary dog, Paul Williams, in a quiet English coastal town. When Ryan, a lonely teenager, moves there from the city, he and Katy form a bond that upends Katy’s regimented world. WE LIVE BY THE SEA is an innovative and moving play about autism and what it means to be a friend.
“…[a] tender, comical, thoroughly enchanting show… This is ultimately a play about the balm of friendship, and there’s not a whiff of sappiness or condescension to it.” —The New York Times.

“…[a] journey into the world of autism: not only what it’s like to live with, but what it’s like to fall in love with. …[WE LIVE BY THE SEA] is by turns playful, funny and deeply moving.” —The Guardian (AU).

“…an insightful portrayal of a teenager on the autism spectrum that shouldn’t be missed. This is a show that both entertains and informs. …Katy’s tale is one of love, understanding, and acceptance.” —BroadwayWorld.

“…wonderful and engaging… WE LIVE BY THE SEA is a gorgeous, moving story about loss and personal triumph.” —Manhattan Digest.

“…feel-good and funny, honest and above all completely believable. …WE LIVE BY THE SEA is an outstanding piece of theatre with a big heart… Patch of Blue has created something very raw and beautiful.” —British Theatre Guide.