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Wharton Center ImaGEN project musicalizes life of autism advocate Temple Grandin

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ImaGEN’s 'Temple' subject and autism advocate Temple Grandin.";

She’s been the subject of an Emmy-award winning HBO film, and now the life of Dr. Temple Grandin is taking to the stage at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theater. We learn more about the production about this autistic cattle scientist and author, including a sensory-friendly version for those audience members on the autistic spectrum.

On the surface, it’s an unlikely story. A woman revolutionizes the cattle industry by promoting the humane treatment of animals in slaughterhouses. She happens to be autistic. It’s a storyline hard to imagine on a stage.

Still, the life of Temple Grandin has been turned into a musical arriving at the Wharton Center this weekend.

Jamie Paisley learned more about this bovine-inclusive production simply called "Temple."

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