August 18 - September 8
(Opening night Tuesday, August 21)
A New Play Written & Directed By Catherine Rush
Living in contented isolation, everyone in nineteenth-century Chilmark knows someone who is deaf, and every hearing person speaks with their hands as well as their voices. But as the world heads toward the 20th century, a different way of thinking about deafness brings discord between good neighbors and lifelong friends — and ultimately strengthens their fellowship. A compelling drama about a remarkable community, based on historical events. Performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English.
An earlier play by the same author was presented by the Playhouse in 2007 under the title, This Island Alone.