Charley Kringas is autistic.

It is time to stop lying to ourselves. As Sondheim fans and George Furth knowledge-havers, we need to just come out and admit it. You need to accept the simple truth. Charley Kringas is autistic.

I could start with a long justification, about how obviously this is a particular reading of a character and even more obviously not intentionally done, but everyone in this theoretical room deserves better. You’re all smart enough to hear me out. You get the deal, let me explain.

There is textual evidence for the idea, I’d argue. From Charley’s stated dedication…