"The score is beautiful, with patterns and loops
and cacophonies that echo Evan’s mind. The ensemble is first-rate,
and the rapport between the Saunders brothers absolutely translates.
It’s Heath Saunders, though, who walks off with your heart."
What happens when the rules you live by no longer apply? When Caleb Newton brings his girlfriend to the family's Alaskan cabin to propose, her surprising response launches him on an journey of unexpected healing. As Caleb fights through the prism of autism to come to terms with the relationships he has lost, he learns how the puzzle pieces of his past can be re-formed into new intimacy and joy in his future.
Newton's Cradle challenges our own expectations about grief and loss, integrating a fast-moving story with a hypnotic mixed acoustic/electronic score to create a melodic picture of healing seen through the filter of a very special brain.
"THE SAUNDERS FAMILY TAPS A COMPELLING VEIN WITHIN THE GENRE OF MUSICAL THEATER, STRIKING A BALANCE THAT MAKES NEWTON'S CRADLE SING."