By Nina Raine
Directed by Marya Mazor

Awards and Recognition

  • Orange County Premiere
  • WINNER! Outstanding Play Drama Desk Award
  • WINNER! NY Drama Critics Circle Award

Reviewer Quotes

“ …subtle and much about the tyranny of language as it is about the misery of not being able to hear it. ”

The New Yorker

“ …bright and boldly provocative drama. ”

Associated Press

Single Tickets Go On Sale August 11, 2017
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Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. He has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.

SEASON PRODUCERS Bette & Wylie Aitken
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Sophie & Larry Cripe and Laurie Smits Staude

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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission
Special Notes:
  • @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
  • On the Cripe Stage
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