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May 9, 2003

UNC sign language club presents play with interpreters for deaf

From: Greeley Tribune, CO - May 9, 2003

Sign Language Club is presenting "Johnny Belinda," a play about a young deaf girl growing up on an island northwest of Nova Scotia in 1900.

A race of Scotch-Irish farmers shun Belinda, the deaf girl, because she can't communicate with the rest of them.

A doctor decides to teach her sign language, and she blossoms but still falls prey to a local boy. The result is a child, "Johnny Belinda," and she kills the boy's father in defense of him. The resulting trial pits the village against her.

Sign language interpreters will be at every performance.

To go

The play will be shown at 8 p.m. May 16-17 and 2 p.m. May 18 in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall on the UNC campus.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for student and can be purchased through the UNC Performing Arts Box Office at 351-2200.

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