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CODY CLARK: A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING presented by Cody Clark as part of the 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
You can read the show description here.
Cody Clark is a talented young magician and a savvy performer. Cody also has autism.
Reading that in his show information, the word doesn’t have any real-world meaning for me. No one in my extended family or circle of friends has this neurodevelopmental disorder.
During his show, Cody discusses the social deficits and communication difficulties he and other people with autism experience. He also shares funny and, at times, poignant stories of growing up, and the challenges he faced. All complimented by a wide-array of magic tricks. The story of his Mee-Maw, and his family’s obsession with Velveeta Cheese (with accompanying sleight-of-hand) was a personal favorite.
What I find most impressive about what Cody does, is that his desire to perform his magic in front of an audience is, in ways, in direct conflict with his disorder. His determination to succeed and love for what he does is inspiring.
Cody personifies what he encourages his audience to do: embrace and celebrate what makes you, you.
Overall an entertaining performance that offers some new insight into the human condition . Four performances remain through June 6.
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