Kirby Center announces first-ever autism friendly show

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced its first ever sensory-friendly show.

Its goal is to give children and adults with autism a chance to particpate in the performing arts experience. The show titled "Freckleface Strawberry: the Musical" will have slight adjustments to the production including reduction of any jarring sounds. House lights will be faintly dimmed.

Quiet and activity areas staffed with specialists will be available in the lobby areas for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.

I feel very proud that the Kirby Center is putting on this production, but I also feel really lucky, tremendously lucky, that I work in a theater that is promoting this type of event, that I live in a community that is accepting of this kind of event," Anne Rodella, of the Kirby Center, said.

Freckleface Strawberry: the musical runs from July 20th through the 22nd. Tickets are free and anyone who wishes to attend must reserve tickets ahead of time.

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