Spelling 2-5-5

Ages 5-12

October 30-November 8

By Jennifer Overton
An MTYP Production and Tour

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 a routine to help Jake get through the day. When a televised spelling bee contest is announced, Simon sees an opportunity to shine. Soon though, it is discovered that Jake is a great speller in a unique way and Simon must decide what’s really important to him.

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

Recommended for ages 5-12
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
Set & Lighting Design: Adam Parboosingh
Costume Design: Joseph Abetria
Sound Design: Charlotte Friesen
Stage Manager: Chris Pearce

Simon: Bradon Carnegie
Jake: Dryden Dilts
Diane:  TBA
Laurie: Melissa Langdon

  • Oct 30, 2020 Fri. 7 pm
    Nov 1, 2020 Sun. 1 pm
    Nov 1, 2020 Sun. 4 pm
    Nov 7, 2020 Sat. 1 pm
    Nov 7, 2020 Sat. 4 pm*
    Nov 8, 2020 Sun. 1 pm

* Relaxed Performance