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November 24, 2004

150 Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children From Pennsylvania School for the Deaf to Experience BIG RIVER Today at Academy of Music

From: - Germany - Nov 24, 2004

About 150 deaf or hard of hearing students ages 10 - 18 will attend the 2 p.m. matinee performance of the show BIG RIVER at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, today (Wednesday, November 24, 2004). The tickets were generously paid for as a holiday treat by Citizens Bank.

BIG RIVER is a production of Deaf West Theatre and is a musical featuring deaf, hard of hearing and hearing actors based on Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The synchronized performance incorporates speaking, signing, gesture, sound and dance. The show runs in Philadelphia through Sunday, November 28, 2004.
PSD students have been studying the book for the past few months and for most, this will be their first opportunity to experience a Broadway-type show.
The show will run for about 2-1/2 hours from 2 pm - 4:30 pm.
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is located in Germantown and is the third oldest school for the deaf in the U.S. currently educating over 200 deaf or hard of hearing students in preschool through high school classes.
CONTACT INFO: Ruth Cella at PSD, +1-215-754-4778
PRNewswire -- Nov. 24
Quelle: Pennsylvania School for the Deaf