Billy, the only deaf child in a family that could hear, was raised inside the family’s fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. His family is determined to raise him like a “normal” child — training him to read lips instead of learning sign language. Billy adapts brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways without truly feeling what it’s like to be heard. It’s not until Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he is finally introduced to the deaf community that his family sheltered him from his entire life. As Billy tries to find his identity among his true family, his interactions with the deaf community reveal that they are the ones who truly understand how important it is for him to be understood.
American Sign Language (ASL)-Interpreted Performances
- Friday, September 29 at 8pm
- Sunday, October 8 at 3pm
- Friday, October 13 at 8pm
- Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Recommended: Ages 14 and up. Contains adult language and subject matter
SEASON PRODUCERS Bette & Wylie Aitken
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Tod & Linda White
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Sophie & Larry Cripe and Laurie Smits Staude
- Save $10 by attending Previews (Sep 24-29).
- Save $5 by attending Weekdays (Oct 4-20). Limited availability.
- Seniors, Students and Military save $4 per ticket.
- 2-for-1 Tix on Wed, Oct 4 at 7:30pm... Use online code "TB109". Limited availability.
- $15 Rush Tix available 1 hour prior to the performance. Cash only. Subject to availability.
- 40% off for Groups of 10 or more.
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At a Glance
- Upcoming Performances
- Approximate Running Time:
- 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission
- Special Notes:
- @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
- On the Cripe Stage
- Post-show discussions after each performance (except Opening)
- Join us for Opening Night by becoming a Gold Member
- "Salon" on Sun, Oct 1 at 2:15pm... Arrive early for a hosted discussion with the artists.
- "Chance Encounter" on Sat, Oct 14, following performance... Chance staff joins the talkback to provide background about the Chance
- "Wine Wednesday" on Wed, Oct 4 at 6:30pm... Sign up to mingle with other Chance lovers and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting
- "Beer Bash Friday" on Fri, Oct 6 at 6:45pm... Sign up to mingle with other Chance lovers and enjoy a complimentary beer tasting