Matilda

Directed by Cleveland SignStage Theatre

Experience Roald Dahl’s Matilda live onstage! Matilda, a well-mannered, precocious child, has a knack for being creatively naughty. Her gifted personality is at odds with the rest of her family, who spend most of their time watching TV and cheating people. Matilda discovers she has supernatural powers that prove useful at school where she and her classmates must contend with the scariest headmistress of them all Ý Miss Trunchbull. Matilda defeats the fiendish headmistress and, having saved the day, is released from her parents and has the prospect of living happily ever after. Matilda, performed by the Clevland Signstage Theatre is a unique theatre experience created to bring deaf and hearing audiences together. Combining the beauty of American Sign Language, the imagination of mime, and the richness of theatrical text, Signstage Theatre has successfully nurtured a new art form by developing the distinctive technique of sing language theatre. Signstage’s production of Matilda is presented using the spatial beauty of American Sign Language and spoken English simultaneously presented by deaf and hearing actors. Following the show, performers will meet with the audience in the lobby to sign autographs and answer questions. A study guide is also available on-line at http://www.uww.edu/youngauditorium/horiz.matilda.html.

Produced by Irvin L. Young Auditorium at 930 West Main Street, Hwy 12 in Whitewater, WI 53190

Performances: Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices $7 & $8

Call 262-474-2222 for reservations or more information.

Tickets are available on-line at http://tickets.uww.edu

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