max understood

a new musical

by Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury

Michael Winther as Dad and Marlon Sherman as Max. NYMF 2009

click link to read script and hear music

Max Understood is an invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States. This musical for seven actors is created with sound design as integral to the music and script.

Max Understood was developed by:

The Foothill Theater Company, New Voices 2007

The Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Music Theater Conference 2008

New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2009

World Premiere Production:

Paul Dresher Ensemble - Cowell Theater, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA

April  15-26, 2015

directed by David Schweizer