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January 22, 2003

TOYS THEATER Ends a Super January with a Show in Maine on Wednesday, January 29th (7:00 PM)

From: TOYS Theater - 22 Jan 2003

For Immediate Release
Contacts: Marina Fanshteyn, xeAxe International CEO/TOYS Theater agent,
(877) 325-8834 (v, toll-free),, AIM: TOYStheater
Jane Hecker-Cain, GBSD, (207) 781-6201 (v/tty),
Bram Weiser, Media Relations, (212) 677-0368 (v),

JANUARY 29th (7:00 PM)

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

NEW YORK (January 22, 2003) - xeAxe International is pleased to announce
that TOYS Theater will be continuing their North American tour as they
perform at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (GBSD)'s High School
Gymnasium, in Falmouth, Maine (Mackworth Island), minutes from nearby

The troupe will be appearing on Wednesday, January 29th, at 7:00 P.M., with
a show that's suitable for all ages and cultures!

On the 29th, the box office will open from 6:00-6:45 P.M. for the 7:00 P.M.
show. Tickets will cost $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students with
College ID, and for children under 18 years old. (Children under the age
of 3 years old will receive tickets at no charge.)

Tickets will be sold at the door (no advance purchase this time, so make
plans now to get there early!), and we gladly accept most major credit
cards (MC/Visa/Discover).

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

TOYS Theater is also looking for volunteers to help with promoting the show
in the greater Portland 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 Portland, 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

More information about Deafwireless, a National Sponsor of, and the
Exclusive Wireless Service Provider to, TOYS Theater, 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

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 Portland on January 29th!

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.