Children of a Lesser God encore performance is February 6

(01-29-2010)

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An encore performance of the hit fall show, "Children of a Lesser God", will play for one night only at 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 6, on the Main Stage in the Adams State College Theatre Building. The production features actors using both spoken word and American Sign Language (ASL).

"Children of a Lesser God" was adjudicated and selected by the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival (RMTA). A significant part of the recognition is performing the piece before the festival attendees in February. The fund-raise money and help offset the cost of travel for the students, the Theatre Department is performing "Children of a Lesser God".

Set at a school for the deaf, the play focuses on the romance between a young speech therapist and a school dropout who has been deaf since birth. As the couple fall in love, they must deal with the differences between them and the worlds in which they live. Can their love bridge the divide between the hearing and deaf worlds so that they can live together in the same world?

Directed by Dr. John H. Taylor the Pulitzer Prize winning play offers both hearing and deaf audiences a unique opportunity to experience together a powerful evening in theatre. Taylor said he welcomes the opportunity for actors and crew to perform the popular play for local audiences one last time. Tickets are $5, minimum. Call the Theatre Box Office at 719-587-TIXX, for reservations.

RMTA is a five-state regional theater festival. Membership includes colleges, high schools, and community theatre throughout the five state western region. A critic attended a production of "Children of a Lesser God" early in October and recommended the play.

This is the third year in a row an Adams State production has been selected. Last year, Dr. Paul Newman's production, "Rabbit Hole", was chosen. "It is a high honor," Taylor said, "and a great opportunity to show-off our program and recruit new students."

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