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Theatre Talk with 'Dancing Lessons'


Last updated 9/24/2021 at 5:35pm

"Dancing Lessons," a two-person play, tells the story of a science professor (Christopher Williams) living with Asperger Syndrome who learns to dance from his neighbor (Leilani Smith). Village News/Aaron Rumley photo

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

It's back. Like a flower, live theatre is bursting into full bloom. Here is what's happening.

Directed by Richard Baird, "Dancing Lessons" is a two-person cast performing in a 90-minute, intermission-free play about a science professor living with Asperger Syndrome.

You might remember, it was Baird's critical eye that made Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" not only engaging but haunting. I also praised his direction of "A Walk in the Woods." As a matter of fact, I raved about both shows. In "Dancing Lessons," Baird's subtle hand leads h...

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