Trinity Rep to Offer ASL Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/9
Trinity Rep proudly announces the addition of sign language interpretation to their upcoming sensory-friendly performance of Charles Dickens with their annual presentation of his classic tale A Christmas Carol, as adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi's Furniture with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance. The sensory-friendly presentation with of the show with ASL interpretation will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00PM and is sponsored by The Hearst Foundations. The ASL interpretation is made possible by a donation from Perspectives Corporation. Catering to both adults and children with sensitivities, this modified performance fits the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as those seeking sign language interpretation. Trinity Rep's A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale of forgiveness and hope that earns rave reviews from audiences and critics year after year. Tickets for this performance are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242 and in person at the theater's box office. All seats for this performance are $22. Please indicate a preference for the ASL interpretation when purchasing to ensure the best view of the interpreter.
"We know that many children and adults who are deaf or hard-of-hearing also have autism and other cognitive or physical disabilities. This performance caters to their needs with ASL and modified production elements. This sensory-friendly performance with ASL interpretation of A Christmas Carol is an opportunity for families to go to the theater without anxiety or fear of judgment," explains JorDan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager, "Many parents and caretakers struggle to find events like this one and we are so proud to offer it here at Trinity Rep. The lights will be up in the audience, allowing people to move freely and safely. Loud sounds and harsh stage lights will be softened for sensitive ears and a sign language interpretation will happen in time with the performance. Most importantly, the audience will be filled with other families who have similar challenges. "
For details on the sensory-friendly performance, visit www.trinityrep.com. The website includes a social story, specifics on production modifications and other accommodations available at the theater. Further questions will gladly be addressed by JorDan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Part of Trinity Rep's mission to make theater accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or ability level," says Curt Columbus, The Richard L. Bready Artistic Director. "A Christmas Carol tells the story of a man who has closed himself off to the world, who finds that it opens back up to him when learns the importance of empathy and understanding. This lesson remains timely, year after year, and its meaning is particularly important to us as we undertake this initiative. We are grateful to the generous sponsorship of The Hearst Foundations in helping us make this program a reality for local families this holiday season."
A block of tickets has generously been underwritten for families in need seeking sensory-friendly activities this holiday season. For more information on these tickets, please call the box office at (401)351-4242. Many thanks to James and Jonatha Castle, The Hearst Foundations, and Perspectives Corporation for their support of the Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network and this special performance.
Trinity Rep's A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi's Furniture along with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance. Trinity Rep's 50th Anniversary season is sponsored by NBC 10, with supporting sponsors Cox Media, Rhode Island Monthly and RISCA.