NYU Skirball Center
Big Red Chair Family Series
Saturday, May 8, 2010
at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 Laguardia Place
at Washington Square South
subway:A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th St 1 to Christopher Street N, R to 8th St 6 to Astor Place or Bleecker. bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M8 and M21 buses all stop within 4 blocks. more details: visit our website at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Performance length: 60 minutes.
Pre-show arts & crafts activity
Post show Q&A
It's not easy being a fourth grader, but Megan is handling it well despite being the only deaf student in her class. Megan finds herself at odds with new student Alexis who appears to have it all. Though Megan tries to be nice, Alexis is anything but friendly, making Megan wonder, "Does she not like me because I am deaf?" When the two are forced to collaborate on a science project Megan discovers Alexis' secret and they each confront their own personal challenges. This touching new musical is an important reminder that, despite first impressions, nobody's perfect.
(OC and ASL symbols) Nobody's Perfect is simultaneously performed in spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) and is the first production ever to tour the US with a built-in open-caption system.
Nobody's Perfect is a co-commission with VSA arts, based on the children's book by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney, adapted for the stage by Doug Cooney, with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, ASL translation by Alexandria Wailes and directed by Coy Middlebrook.
The Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series is made possible with generous support from:
Joan Ganz Cooney
L. Jay and Mary Ellen Oliva
NYU Family Care