Adams State College hosts Little Theatre of the Deaf "Talks with the Tree"

(10-05-2009)

Adams State College Theatre Department will proudly present the acclaimed Little Theatre of the Deaf production of Tree Wise at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday October 15 and 16, in the ASC Main Stage Theatre. Thursday and Friday will include a demonstration of ASL (American Sign Language) by members of the LTD Company followed by a performance of "Tree Wise".

"Tree Wise" is an original script created for Little Theatre of the Deaf company based on the children's book of the same title. This exciting children's book, by Antoinette Abbamonte, (who is a professional Deaf actress turned author), has been adapted by professional Deaf playwright Garrett Zuercher and NTD Executive Director, Aaron M. Kubey, directs the talented company.

"Tree Wise" tells the story of young girl who has Deaf parents and has made a girlfriend at school. Through the help of a very special tree, the girl learns how to help her new friend and classmates understand more about Deaf Culture. The tree teaches sign language to the children ...and to the audience through sign language games.

The Little Theatre of the Deaf, comprised of Deaf and Hearing Actors, performs the entire program completely in American Sign Language and the spoken word. The Little Theatre of the Deaf entertains as it educates, the audience SEES and HEARS every word.

The Little Theatre of the Deaf is the children's wing of the National Theatre of the Deaf. Formed in 1968 to reach out to young audiences and their families, LTD performs original works, classic stories, fables and poems. Each year, LTD gives live performances to thousands of children and adults in schools and theatres across the United States. In addition, LTD tours internationally and has performed in India, Mexico, Germany, Japan, China, Russia, and New Zealand.

Tickets for the performances October 15 and October 16 are now on sale and can be reserved by calling the Adams State College Theatre Box Office at 719-587-TIXX. Tickets are free to AS&F and $5 for the general public.

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