The Colored Museum ASL Interpreted Performance
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing at designated performances. Under the supervision of season consultant Wendy Watson and ASL consultant John Pirone, the two performances will be interpreted by Jennifer Gibbons and Aaron Malgeri.
Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $15 for each Deaf patron and a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deaf/hard of hearing school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are ASL-interpreted. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared toward school groups, individual Deaf or hard of hearing students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email email@example.com.
About The Colored Museum
The Colored Museum presents 11 hilarious “exhibits” of African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe’s groundbreaking comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter, it features a wonderful cast with terrific music and dancing, and is a great night out at the theatre.
Approximate run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
"George Wolfe's sketches of black American life are both startling and hilarious. The play was ahead of its time in 1987 and is now ripe for a major revival. I'm thrilled that the incredible Billy Porter, fresh from his Tony Award-winning performance in Kinky Boots on Broadway, will direct. Bringing these two brilliant American theatre artists together is a dream."— Peter DuBois
"The Colored Museum came into my life at a very formative time. I was a teenager longing for more than just one type of 'Black' representation in the creative storytelling landscape. George Wolfe's unique and irreverent voice of inclusion ignited the fire of possibility inside of me and set me on a creative journey that included stretching myself beyond what, up until then, I thought was possible for a little black gay boy from the ghetto. I am forever grateful."— Billy Porter