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Romeo and Juliet :  Audio Described Performance

3/16/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
2pm

Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration.

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $20 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org

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Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired 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 mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org

 

About Romeo and Juliet

Impassioned young lovers are caught between the violence and prejudices of their feuding families in Shakespeare’s most famous and enduring love story. In helming the first Shakespeare play produced by the Huntington in eight years, Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois brings an exhilarating and modern sensibility to this timeless classic about the intensity and joy of first love and attraction amid a dangerously divided community.

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Peter DuBois“I had the time of my life directing Romeo and Juliet in Alaska, and I knew this was the moment to return to Shakespeare’s most moving play. Shakespeare explores the peril of a society possessed by blind tribalism against a love story that has a boundless sense of joy and abandon. This production will show off Boston’s wealth of Shakespearean talent and some incredible performers from across the country.” — Peter DuBois

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