ACT Presents Open Captioned Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/16

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ACT Presents Open Captioned Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/16

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will offer an open captioned performance of A Christmas Carol, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition, on Sunday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m., at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Special seats have been reserved for hearing-impaired audience members who would like an optimal view of the digital screen. These tickets (located in the Orchestra section) are $30 per person and available by visiting www.act-sf.org/carol  and entering the code CAPTION10 or by calling A.C.T. at 415.749.2228.

The use of open captions in theater has gained worldwide attention and support for its ease of integration and program enhancement and has introduced a wave of new audiences to the theater. Open captioning displays text alongside live speech, dialogue, and singing. It does not require patrons to use special equipment for viewing the text.  Open captioning services for A.C.T. are provided by Turner Reporting and Captioning Services.

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and spooky ghosts, A Christmas Carol is a cornerstone of the A.C.T. repertory and has become a holiday tradition for families all around the San Francisco Bay Area.  Since it began performances at A.C.T. 36 years ago (and continuing in its second adaptation, which premiered in 2005), A Christmas Carol  has been performed more than 1,000 times to date to a collective audience of more than 800,000, A Christmas Carol has employed nearly 1,000 actors and 600 backstage staff members. This version of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff, stays true to the heart of Dickens' timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. 

A Christmas Carol runs November 30–December 24, 2012.  Tickets for all performances are on sale now and may be purchased at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228.

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