By Scott Woldman
Originally produced at Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL
About the Premiere Production:
It’s the early 90s in Chicago, and 24-year-old Jimmy has a terrible time making friends. Despite his good looks, casual banter in bars comes screeching to a halt when he begins to rattle off facts about nanotechnology or dark matter, topics about which he is deeply obsessed…due to his autism. Comedy ensues when Eric – a young man whose social graces are just as awkward – takes Jimmy on as his wingman and attempts to tutor him in the art of the pick-up, with dubious results.