Dec. 17 Matinee of L.A. Play Made Accessible to Deaf and Blind Patrons

News   Dec. 17 Matinee of L.A. Play Made Accessible to Deaf and Blind Patrons Sign language interpretation and audio description will be provided at the Dec. 17, 2:30 PM matinee performance of Cornerstone Theatre Company's For Here or to Go? at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. CTG has an ongoing theatre accessibility program at both the Taper and Ahmanson theatres.

Sign language interpretation and audio description will be provided at the Dec. 17, 2:30 PM matinee performance of Cornerstone Theatre Company's For Here or to Go? at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. CTG has an ongoing theatre accessibility program at both the Taper and Ahmanson theatres.

Project DATE (Deaf Audience Theatre Experience) serves the deaf community by providing a sign language interpreter for a performance during the run of each show at CTG's two venues.

Audio Description is a new program, begun this season, providing blind audience members with the option of hearing an audio description of the performance through headsets (which are offered free of charge). Experienced announcers guide the patrons through the production, describing sets, costumes and the onstage action without overlapping the play's dialogue.

For Here or to Go? is a comic and musical tale of flirtation, family and food played out in verse against a backdrop of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan and Christmas. It will run through Dec. 24.

The special TDD number available for the deaf community to request information and tickets is TDD (213) 680-4017. All others should call (213) 628-2772 or visit CTG's box office, located at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. CTG also sells tickets on-line over www.TaperAhmanson.com — By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent