Wyoming Arts Council

Windwood Productions & Sign Stage Theatre present "Winnie the Pooh"

May 19, 2011 • 7:30 p.m.
John F. Welsh Auditorium, Natrona County High School

Join Christopher, his best friend Pooh, and the whole animal crew for a delightful, eye-opening adventure told with the hands and voices of deaf and hearing actors. Follow Pooh and Piglet on a Heffalump hunt, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Along the way you just might pick up a few lessons in friendship, loyalty and acceptance. Featuring the brilliant talent of Sign Stage On Tour in its 15th touring year, this family production is signed and spoken simultaneously.

Cleveland Signstage Theatre has a distinguished background of accomplishments beginning in 1975. In that year two talented Cleveland actors, one deaf (Brian Kilpatrick) and one hearing (Charles St. Clair), formed a group with a unique mission. They founded Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf to present plays that both hearing and deaf audiences could understand and enjoy. Their objective was to entertain and educate both hearing and deaf adults and children and thereby achieve cultural integration. Their innovative approach was to have the actors themselves speak all the lines and at the same time, sign them in American Sign Language (ASL). This simultaneous integration permits the deaf to follow both the action and the dialog without having to continuously switch their attention from the stage to an off-stage interpreter. Some deaf actors choose not to speak so their voices come from an off-stage hearing person through a microphone or another hearing actor performing with them on stage.

To get tickets and directions, go to http://www.artcorewy.com/event.php?id=219

Co-Sponsored by the Casper Journal, First Interstate Bank, KUYO, Hometown Buffet, House of Printing, La Cocina, and the Parkway Plaza. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Schneider Fund in the Wyoming Community Foundation, and Natrona County School District No. 1.

ARTCORE • P.O. Box 874 • Casper, WY 82602 • (307) 265-1564 • ARTCOREWY@aol.com

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