I’m very excited about going to see Tartuffe at DeSales University tonight. They have a strong college theatre program. They offer a program for visually and hearing impaired theatre-goers so my teenager and I attend with our blind friend, Nancy.
The program is a great way to expand my daughter’s horizons as they select great plays and adapt the presentation for other-abled patrons.
For the blind attendees, the cast comes out to introduce themselves. The staff pass out props and discuss how the stage is set.
As someone with a theatre background, it’s an exciting way to connect the experience of the viewer with the technical and magical side of how theatre works.
Some of the shows we’ve seen there:
- Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
- Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
- Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie
This morning, the teenager is with her dad and I’m doing some household chores. I took down my bedroom curtains and washed the windows. In a few minutes, I’ll be retrieving the curtains from the laundry and hanging them up to dry.
Today’s big adventure might be trimming Nala’s nails.