Pain in My Asperger’s – a first look at Jeremy Ebenstein’s solo musical story of overcoming obstacles en route to success
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Through story and song, actor/musician Jeremy Ebenstein takes audiences on a first look through his humorous, inspiring, yet often heartbreaking story of living a life with Asperger’s Syndrome. With eight original songs and compositions, Ebenstein chronicles his journey from childhood to adulthood, addressing universal issues like childhood bullying, hopeful romance, and overcoming depression. He offers his unique take on the struggles of everyday life, from relationships, to being able to hold down the simplest of jobs, yet always striving towards his dreams of being accepted and living a successful life. Pain In My Asperger’s is a story of optimism and love, not only for those suffering with Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism) who need to overcome the additional challenges that Asperger’s presents, but for all who have ever hoped and dreamed of making something of themselves.
Jeremy started playing piano at age 29. Music, a skill unaffected by his condition, inspired him to tell his story about the trials and tribulations of living with Asperger’s Syndrome, a developmental disorder affecting the ability to effectively socialize, learn, and communicate. The piece was developed with Jack Fry (Einstein!, They Call Me Mister Fry), in the Jack Fry Solo Workshops, in collaboration with Debra Ehrhardt (Jamaica Farewell, Cocktales) as creative consultant.
The Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series is an innovative program that presents extremely limited engagements of new and developing works by emerging and renowned local, national and international artists. Selected artists receive technical and artistic support, rehearsal space and the opportunity to present a fully-mounted production, with proceeds supporting the Playhouse Annual Fund, International Cultural Exchange and Diversity-in-Education programs, Artistic Mentoring, Jewish Heritage Series and Senior OutReach.