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December 21, 2002

TOYS THEATER Starts 2003 in Style by Performing in Morganton, North Carolina on Saturday, January 11th (7:00 PM)

For Immediate Release
Contacts: Marina Fanshteyn, xeAxe International CEO/TOYS Theater agent,
(877) 325-8834 (v, toll-free),, AIM: TOYStheater
Sharon Hurley,
Bram Weiser, Media Relations, (212) 677-0368 (v),


Internationally-renowned Deaf Russian Troupe to Offer its Unique, Interactive Performance Experience to Hundreds More of All Ages and Cultures

NEW YORK (December 19, 2002) - xeAxe International is pleased to announce that TOYS Theater will be looking to start 2003 in the same way they ended 2002, as they perform at the Municipal Auditorium (CoMMA) in Morganton, North Carolina (401 S. College Street).

The troupe will be appearing on Saturday, January 11th, at 7:00 P.M., with a show that's suitable for all ages and cultures!

On the 11th, the box office will open from 5:00-6:45 P.M. for the 7:00 P.M. show. Tickets will cost $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for students and seniors, and $15.00 for children under 12 years old. (Children under the age of 3 years old will receive tickets at no charge.)

However, any tickets bought and paid for before January 9th will cost even less (i.e., a $5.00 per ticket discount).

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling us, toll-free, at (877) 325-8834 (v), or by going directly to and clicking on the "Tickets" link. We gladly accept most major credit cards (MC/Visa/Discover).

As an alternative, checks/money orders would be made payable to "xeAxe International" and could be sent to xeAxe International, P.O. Box 245526, Brooklyn, NY 11224 by January 9, 2003.

Tickets may also be purchased by contacting Sharon Hurley in Morganton (

Regardless of how you order your tickets in advance, please then make sure to come to the box office on the day of the show at least 40 minutes before it begins to claim them.

TOYS Theater performances are accessible family entertainment, and audience participation is one of their hallmarks. Everyone who comes to the show will be encouraged to interact with the performers during the show, and to stay afterward to meet the cast, take pictures, participate with them in a panel discussion, and even buy some souvenirs and Deafwireless pagers.

In addition to performances such as this one, which have tickets available to the general public, TOYS Theater also often presents private workshops in those same communities, enabling area residents to get the complete "TOYS Theater" experience. Please e-mail us for more information about that.

TOYS Theater is also looking for volunteers to help with promoting the show in the greater Morganton area. If you're interested, then we would love to have you on our team! Please either e-mail us at, or meet us online using AIM: TOYStheater or MarinaFanshteyn.

For those outside Morganton, if you'd like for TOYS Theater to perform or give workshops in a community near you, too, or if you want to join the TOYS Theater e-mail list and learn about our upcoming shows as they're announced, please e-mail us at

Deafwireless, a National Sponsor of, and the Exclusive Wireless Service Provider to, TOYS Theater, and their pagers will be on sale at the Morganton show. If you're interested in getting one, we'd love to know about it! Please e-mail us at Of course, more information about Deafwireless is available at their Web site:

More information about OneDayTV, a Marketing Partner of, and the Exclusive Digital Media Services Provider to, TOYS Theater, is available at their Web site:

If a company you know of wants to talk with us about joining this impressive and growing roster of TOYS Theater Sponsors, please e-mail us at

See you in Morganton on January 11th!

About TOYS Theater

TOYS Theater is an internationally-acclaimed group that was first formed in 1985 in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russia. The ensemble has used mime and gesture stories enhanced by rhythms to delight Deaf and Hearing audiences in such locations as Finland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. They have also performed at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Convention 2000 in Virginia; the Russian Cultural Centre (affiliated with the Russian Embassy), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the recent "Deaf Way II" Conference, all in Washington, D.C.; and many other performances around North America as part of their current tour.

The four performers, Vassily Solonitsky, Ludmila Romanovskaya, Alexander Filimonov, and Ilya Goltsov, and the Director, Oleg Golovushkin, who are all Deaf themselves, use the universal language of humor to entertain their audiences and provide glimpses into Russian and Deaf cultures.

More information about TOYS Theater will be available soon at their Web site:, which is currently being redesigned, or by sending them an e-mail to

About xeAxe International

xeAxe International promotes the advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge among communities around the world-relying primarily on A-to-ZEBRA Programs: A-to-Z Consultation, Education, Business, Recreation and Arts-by providing information that will help increase awareness of cultural uniqueness and diversity.

More information about xeAxe International will be available shortly at their Web site:, which will be relaunched very soon with many exciting new features.