Posted by: hlacentralma | February 8, 2015

Open Captioned – American Repertory Theater

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American Repertory Theater Announces

Audio Described and Open Captioned Performances of


 Cambridge, Mass —American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present Audio Described performances for blind and low-vision audience members, and Open Captioned performances for the Deaf and hard of hearing for its production of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, playing from January 23 through March 1, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Battle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Open Captioned performances are scheduled for Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 PM and Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 PM.

Pulitzer Prize winner and The Public Theater’s Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori ParksFather Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) — a finalist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama inspired by American History — is a devastatingly beautiful new play set over the course of the Civil War.  Jo Bonney directs this moving and haunting drama comprised of three plays presented in a single performance. In Part 1, “A Measure of Man,” Hero, a slave who is accustomed to his master’s lies, must now decide whether to join him on the Confederate battlefield in exchange for a promise of freedom. Part 2, “The Battle in the Wilderness” follows Hero and the Colonel as they lead a captured Union solider toward the Confederate lines as the cannons approach.  Finally, in Part 3, “The Union of My Confederate Parts,” the loved ones Hero left behind question whether to escape or wait for his return – only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost.  A masterful new work from one of our most lyrical and powerful writers, Father Comes Home From the Wars is a deeply personal epic about love and hope in a world of impossible choices.

To purchase tickets for these performances email Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons can also reach the theater by calling the toll-free N.E. Telephone Relay Center at 1-800-439-2370. Box office hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.  For further information call 617-547-8300 or visit

The Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, is accessible to persons with special needs and to those requiring wheelchair seating or first-floor restrooms. Additional access services include Braille programs, large print programs, and hearing assist devices.  The Loeb Drama Center is accessible to patrons with mobility impairments, and certified service animals are welcome.


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