THE THURSDAY, 11/13 PERFORMANCE OF VISIBLE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO AN ILLNESS IN THE CAST.
ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Helen Hayes Awards© Recommended !
A world premiere musical about the 1890s culture war that changed the life of every Deaf person in America.
Book and lyrics by Mary Resing
Music by Andy Welchel
Right here in Washington, DC, in the volatile 1890s, two powerful and egotistical men—Alexander Graham Bell and Edward Miner Gallaudet—clashed over how the Deaf should be taught to communicate. That contest was to impact every Deaf person thereafter. This brilliant new bilingual musical tells that momentous true story through the real people who lived it, including a young girl named Helen Keller, just beginning to learn what it means to be a woman in an era of progress.
WSC Avant Bard, a professional theatre company celebrating its 25th season, is proud to co-produce Visible Language with Gallaudet University’s Theatre and Dance Program, in commemoration of Gallaudet University’s 150th anniversary.
Directed by Avant Bard Artistic Director Tom Prewitt, Visible Language features Acting Company member Kari Ginsburg as Mabel Hubbard Bell (Alexander Graham Bell’s wife), Gallaudet University faculty member Tom Baldridge as Edward Miner Gallaudet, and Gallaudet University graduate Miranda Medugno as Helen Keller.
Performances are October 21 to November 16, 2014, in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695 [Metro: Red line NoMa–Gallaudet.] Free on-campus parking is available.
Previews October 21-23, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Opening/Press Night October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Thursday-Saturday through November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees* through November 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm
*Sunday matinees are followed by Unscripted Afterchats featuring members of the creative team and special guests.
All performances will be performed in American Sign Language and spoken English and all performances will be captioned.
The performance Saturday, November 1, at 2 pm will be audio described.
Visible Language runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Recommended for ages 8 and up (children age 5 or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Patrons need to be in their seats no later than 10 minutes before the show starts. There will be no late seating once the show starts.
Visit the WSC Avant Bard website at http://wscavantbard.org
Visit the Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program website at www.Gallaudet.edu
Click on the links below to see time lapse videos of the set construction and the light focus.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WKoez6ysEsQ. (10/03/2014 Scenic construction)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ilGTQ89PU4o. (10/07/2014 Scenic construction time lapse)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wbv-VIEc6M. (10/15/2014 VL scenic construction)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKVbXUm9p4 (10/16/2014 @ Gallaudet Theatre)
Tickets: All previews and Saturday matinees are Pay What You Can* at the door; Thursdays and Fridays - $30; Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees - $35; groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email [email protected] (*A Pay What You Can seat can be reserved in advance online with a $10 minimum.)
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the fall 2014 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. Do not buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the fall 2014 semester unit fee) or full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the fall 2014 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time can purchase tickets online.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. This online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, tickets can be purchased at the door sixty (60) minutes before the start of the performance.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket) - due to the limited number of seats (90 seats) available for each performance. Please make your ticket purchases carefully (date and time).