Trinity Rep to Present GRAPES OF WRATH Open Caption Performance, 10/6
Trinity Repertory Company announces an Open Captioned performance of the critically acclaimed The Grapes of Wrath. The OC performance of GRAPES will be held Sunday, October 6 at 7:30pm in the Dowling Theater. This state-of-the-art technology allows Trinity Rep to continue in its mission of providing theater access to a wider community by making performances accessible to patrons with hearing loss. Open captioning seats are available for $22 for adults and children. To purchase tickets, call (401) 351-4242 (TTY RI Relay 1-800-745-5555) or visit the Trinity Rep box office at 201 Washington St. in Providence.
Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati, this evocative and deeply affecting stage version of The Grapes of Wrath lifts Steinbeck's novel to new heights of theatrical urgency when married with director Brian McEleney's visceral storytelling style. Part naturalistic epic, part road novel, part inspirational gospel, The Grapes of Wrath boasts a 17 member cast and original folk-rock music from the show's band, 3pile. Now extended through October 12,tickets for The Grapes of Wrath are available at the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington St.; by phone at (401) 351-4242; and online atwww.trinityrep.com
Open Captioning is a general term used to describe text displayed simultaneous to live speech, dialogue or performance. As opposed to closed captioning, open captions do not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text and are always "open" to anyone. Trinity Rep's open captioning is provided by c2, the pioneer of Live Performance Captioning for hard of hearing and deaf patrons at live theatrical and cultural events. c2 is internationally recognized as the leading authority in the field. Their mission is to expand services throughout the United States. c2 boasts an impressive roster of prestigious venues now offering this vital access program.
Trinity Rep is fully handicapped accessible, with elevator service to the Chace Theater. State-of-the-art infra-red Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available for all performances in the Chace and Dowling Theaters. Support for Trinity Rep's accessibility programs comes from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust and Vigneron Memorial Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee.