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“Excellent play but for a wheelchair it is a disaster”
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Their web site shows several wheelchair seat locations. I booked a wheelchair location. Arrived at the theater 2 hours early to pick up tickets and confirm wheelchair seating. When we arrived they had someone hastily erect a ramp so we could push the chair up several steps. When we arrived at our seats they were normal seats (so much for dishonest marketing) and when we tried to move the seat for the person in the wheelchair we were told that it took up too much space. They finally squeezed us into another space. They should not advertise wheelchair accessible when they are clueless about ramps, chairs, etc. Great play spoiled by their total ignorance about accessability

Thank GourmetWaynePA
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Do not miss the opportunity to see this brilliant play. The writing and acting were extraordinary. Bravo to the cast, crew and writer of this fantastic show.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The best 'straight' play I've seen in years---you'll talk for hours about the implications of this play. Masterful play, beautifully performed.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

First act of this drama about a deaf child in a hearing but not listening family was gripping; second added little but length. The main characters are excellent.

Thank DSM14
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very interesting, and poignant discussion of oralist vs. signing for the deaf world, and how we all need, and struggle to be heard. A believable, well developed dysfunctional family. Can't give it 5 stars, however, due to the the irony of poor speech intelligibility. The staging is theater in the "square", so there are many moments that the character's back is facing you. The family is from the north of England with accents that demand great acoustics and staging. So, there are too many moments when you will miss the dialogue. Although, ironically, that slams the audience right into their reality, i.e. the same struggle and frustration as the deaf son, it seriously detracted from the experience. Still, however, worth seeing.

Thank loisina
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