Skip to main content
Intellect

'Beauty and the Beast' to feature hearing and deaf actors March 3-4

The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast” in both English and American Sign Language Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre.

Tickets are $7 or $5 with BYU student ID. A matinee performance will take place Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Seats for the matinee performance are $5.

Produced by Signstage On Tour and dramatized by William Morgan, the story of sacrifice and love will be presented simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken in English by a combined cast of deaf and hearing actors.

“Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of a young girl forced to leave her home and live in the castle of a monster to save her father. To her surprise, the Beast proves kind, but she refuses to marry him each day when he asks. Taken by the Beast into a haunting world of misty gardens and candlelit chambers, Beauty discovers that physical attractiveness is far less important than the sterling qualities of kindness and love.

In this production, Signstage adds a cultural twist as hearing audiences are introduced to deaf culture and deaf audiences are treated to a rare production in their native language.

The production team includes management consultant Lisa Winstel, artistic director William Morgan and administrative assistant Erin LaFountain, as well as six actors in the artistic company.

Signstage On Tour was founded in 1975 by one deaf and one hearing actor. Signstage is one of only a few professional theaters in the United States that feature deaf and hearing actors on stage together in every production.

For more information, contact Rodger Sorensen at (801) 422-8132.

Writer: Angela Fischer

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Q&A with President Reese on "building a covenant community"

June 24, 2024
n this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU professor, partners create first-ever risk guide to help organizations safely adopt AI

June 20, 2024
Hoping to help companies of all sizes responsibly harness the power of AI while also managing its risks, professors from Brigham Young University, Arizona State University and the University of Duisburg-Essen have collaborated with software company Boomi and consulting firm Connor Group to create the first-ever enterprise risk framework for generative artificial intelligence.

overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU-created water cycle resources adopted by USGS for nationwide use

June 18, 2024
The USGS, the nation’s largest water, earth and biological science agency, has tapped resources created by BYU to help teach school children coast-to-coast about water science in modern times. The new images, created by an interdisciplinary group of BYU scientists, educators and creatives, include a much-needed modernized version of the water cycle.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=