Spelling 2-5-5

Grades 1-6

February 10 – April 23 • On Tour
April 30 – May 8 • On the Mainstage

By Jennifer Overton
An MTYP Production and Tour

Connections: Autism, Sibling relationships, Bullying

Two brothers share a room, a love of comic books and a rather strict routine. Jake is on the autism spectrum; his older brother Simon has to adhere to that routine to help Jake get through the day. When a televised spelling bee contest is announced, Simon sees an opportunity to be the centre of attention for a change.

“A fast-paced, funny, informative play that’s staged with flare and creativity.” – The Coast

Recommended for Grades 1 to 6
approximate running time: 60 minutes with no intermission

“The show informs the audience about ASD in a way that is both considerate and honest, reminding us all to embrace our individualism.” – DART Critics

“A wonderful, illuminating show for young and old. We can be proud that a theater piece of such high quality is circulating among our schools, educating our children and (maybe more importantly) our educators.” – Creative Loafing Charlotte


Directed by: Erin McGrath


Tour Dates

February 10 – April 23, 2020

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Mainstage Dates

  • April 30, 2020 Thur. 10am
  • April 30, 2020 Thur. 1pm
  • May 1, 2020 Fri. 10am
  • May 5, 2020 Tue. 10am
  • May 5, 2020 Tue. 1pm
  • May 6, 2020 Wed. 10am
  • May 6, 2020 Wed. 1pm
  • May 7, 2020 Thur. 10am
  • May 7, 2020 Thur. 1pm
  • May 8, 2020 Fri. 10am
  • May 8, 2020 Fri. 1pm
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