By Andrew Gans
05 Oct 2013
Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, opening is scheduled for Oct. 11 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Performances will continue through Nov. 10.
John McGinty, who is himself deaf, appears in the role of Billy. He is joined by Stephen Schnetzer as Christopher, Hugh Kennedy as Daniel, Tracey Maloney as Sylvia, Anna Reichert as Ruth and Sally Wingert as Beth.
"Billy is a young man born deaf and raised in an opinionated and intellectually raucous family that talks constantly," according to press notes. "Not only have his parents and siblings never learned sign language, neither has Billy, who has had to adapt to the hearing world. Then he meets Sylvia, a young woman from a Deaf family who introduces him to sign language. Billy feels a confidence and sense of belonging he's not known before and finally understands what it means to be understood."
The artistic team includes Alexander Dodge (set designer), Anne Kennedy (costume designer), Josh Epstein (lighting designer), Leah Gelpe (sound and projection designer), Lucinda Holshue (voice and dialect), Carla Steen (dramaturg), Chris A. Code (stage manager) and Meaghan Rosenberger (assistant stage manager).
Single tickets start at $29 and are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at (612) 377-2224 and online at guthrietheater.org.