Laugh at Us: The Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troup

Laugh at Us: The Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troup

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

LAUGH AT US: THE MERRY PRANKSTERS THEATRICAL TROUPE FOR THE EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED airs on WXXI-World on Tuesday Sept 7 at 2 p.m.

Follow a courageous group of mentally challenged adults as they struggle to present and perform a full-length theatrical production. Interspersed with interviews by actors, relatives and volunteers, LAUGH AT US trailed the troupe over a six-month period to chronicle everything, from the scripting stage and rehearsals to opening night's curtain call. These dedicated actors' physical and mental disabilities — ranging from Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism to obsessive-compulsive disorder — makes for a painful, but always inspiring, creative process.

Photo courtesy of APT

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