A.R.T. Kicks Off ASL and Audio Described Performances of WITNESS UGANDA

A.R.T. Kicks Off ASL and Audio Described Performances of WITNESS UGANDA

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances for the Deaf and hard of hearing and Audio Described performances for blind and low-vision audience members for its world premiere production of WITNESS UGANDA now playing at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Battle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ASL Interpreted performances are scheduled for tonight, March 4 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 9 at 2:00pm. The Team includes: Michael Krajnak, Coach; Jolanta Galloway and Christopher Robinson, Interpreters

Audio Described performances are scheduled for Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 8 at 2:00pm. The Team includes: Alice Austin, Primary Describer and Janet Stankus, Secondary Describer.

A touch tour will precede all Audio Described performances. The tour includes a tactile tour of costumes and production materials, and will be held in the West Lobby one hour prior to curtain.

Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, staged by Tony Award-winning director and A.R.T. Artistic DirectorDiane Paulus, opened at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge on February 12 and will run through March 16, 2014.

Witness Uganda tells the story of Griffin, a young man from New York City, who volunteers for a project in Uganda, and finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Inspired by a true story, this rousing new musical exposes the challenges confronted by American aid workers and the complex realities of trying to change the world.

To purchase tickets for these performances email boxoffice@amrep.org. Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons can also reach the theater by calling the toll-free N.E. Telephone Relay Center at 1-800-439-2370. Box office hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

For further information call 617-547-8300 or visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

The Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, is accessible to persons with special needs and to those requiring wheelchair seating or first-floor restrooms.

Pictured: Griffin Matthews and Company. Photo by Gretjen Helene/American Repertory Theater.

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