Alan Aymie in “A Child Left Behind” at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Credit: Company.

The script balances social and personal commentary successfully, and Aymie’s energetic charm allows us easy access to his outrage.
Amy Lyons – LA Weekly

“Excellence” is the one word I would use to describe Alan Aymie’s highly energetic and dynamic one-man show.
Audrey Linden – LA Examiner

This is a play that should be seen by all teachers, by anyone who has a child in the Los Angeles Unified School District, anyone who is concerned about education and those whose taxes support out schools. Have I left anybody out?
Ingrid Wilmot – Will Call

“A Child Left Behind” written and performed by Alan Aymie at the Katselas Theatre Company, is one teachers response to his “below average” rating and a truly touching and thought provoking evening of entertainment.
Kat Michels – Culver City News

As a parent and a teacher, Alan Aymie’s one-man show is heartfelt, informative and moving.
M.R. Hunter – EyeSpyLA

The show runs a little bit longer and if you get a chance to see it, it’s worth it.
Phillip Kelly – MadTheatrics

Directed by Paul Stein and presented by the Katselas Theatre Company, Aymie performs in this semi-autobiographical production at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with skill, energy, pathos, and talent, keeping his audience captivated throughout.
Carol Kaufman Segal – Stagehappenings

Directed by Paul Stein for the Katselas Theatre Company, Aymie’s heartfelt solo performance draws on his teaching experience in some of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s poorest-performing elementary schools, and skillfully interleaves it with the learning challenges faced by his son diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Philip Brandes – LA Times

While it is instructive, it is also a heartfelt piece that is well written, well acted and well worth your time. Tell all the teachers, students and parents you know to go see it.
Sarah A. Spitz – Santa Monica Daily Press

At Ruskin Group Theatre (previously at Beverly Hills Playhouse)
3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
8pm Thursdays, October 4 – December 20, 2012
Tickets: (310) 397-3244; $20-$25
Running time: 1 hours, 15 minutes

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  1. Alan says:


    Thanks for posting this! My show has been extended through July on Saturday nights @ 8 PM. If you could update this, Is appreciate it – thanks!

    Alan Aymie