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Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama actor Jacob Fiveash stars in play about neurodivergent teen, a role that hits close to home

| September 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am

By: Alec Harvey

When Red Mountain Theatre presents the musical “Sam’s Room” as part of its Human Rights New Works Festival this week, the young actor playing the title character will have a special connection to the work about a neurodivergent teenager.

Birmingham’s Jacob Fiveash, the oldest of triplets born at 26 weeks, is neurodivergent and on the autism spectrum, and his brother Nick, like Sam in “Sam’s Room,” is neurodivergent and nonverbal.

“My brother Nick has cerebral palsy, and he cannot speak,” says Jacob, who often takes care of his brother.

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