Specs and Normals is the story of Olavi, a special needs kid who is trying to find his place in a regular class and of Roosa; a girl who has already given up on her education and travelled off to space. It is a painfully topical and current play about being different, giving an accurate portrayal of the real world of children today.
The play deals with this important theme with a fresh sense of humor and imaginative solutions, spreading hope for a better tomorrow.
2 F, 2 M
Available in following languages: FIN, SWE
This is a performance about a serious issue, about being different, bullying. With amazingly vibrant levels of sensitivity and beauty, a delicate friendship appears; the vastness of a star spangled night and dreams are presented – and wonder.
Specs and Normals isn't therapy theatre as you would expect. It is abundant with well observed life; heard and sensed children's theatre on their terms.
- Kirsikka Moring, Teatteri & Tanssi + Sirkus
This is an importnt play about an important issue. The wise, tender, astute and realistic world of the play is something you will be happy to carry with you a long time after seeing it.
- Pipsa Lonka & Kati Kaartinen, Members of the jury, Drama-reading festival