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DATE CHANGED: Unique production of "Robin Hood: Thief of Hearts" at BYU Feb. 22-23

Presented in American Sign Language and spoken in English by deaf and hearing performers

Signstage on Tour presents a new expression of "Robin Hood: Thief of Hearts" Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 22-23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre at Brigham Young University.

A matinee will be performed on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The play will be presented in American Sign Language and spoken in English by deaf and hearing performers.

Tickets are $9 with $3 off with BYU or student ID. Matinee tickets are $5 for all seats. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or performances.byu.edu.

Everybody loves the epic story of Robin Hood and his adventures with his Merry Men as they relieve the poor of Sherwood Forest from the oppressing Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John, but this production is not like other presentations of Robin Hood.

Signstage adds a cultural twist to Robin Hood and Lady Marian's adventures. Hearing audiences are treated to an introduction to deaf culture, while deaf audiences are treated to a rare production in their native language - American Sign Language.

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.

Signstage On Tour is a branch of the Cleveland Signstage Theatre and was created in 2001.

Cleveland Signstage Theatre was founded in 1975 by deaf actor Brian Kilpatrick and hearing actor Charles Saint Clair. It was established to expose audiences around the country to the deaf culture, deaf issues and American Sign Language.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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