Imagine living life without language. In/Visible Theater’s newest production, Without Words tells a poignant, beautiful story of communication and the human spirit.
Northeast State is thrilled to host this enthralling play on Sunday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater on the College’s Blountville campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
The play tells the story of Ildefonso, a 27-year-old Mexican Indian, was born deaf, never learned sign language, and lived on the fringes of human interaction. Susan, a sign language interpreter, found him intelligent, observant, and isolated from the world around him, and despite the experts, she was determined to help him communicate.
Written by Derek Davidson, the play is based on a true story chronicled in the book A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller. This show is unique in that the script was written bilingually, in both ASL and spoken English. The play delves into how language connects humanity and how we use words to ask, express love, argue, and to take our place in human society.
In/Visible Theatre Uses dance, drama, sound, and silence in this remarkable true story of how language is so much more than words.In/Visible started in 2012 with Bumbershoot, In/Visible Theatre’s inaugural production written and directed by Davidson and produced by Karen Sabo. The company sent Bumbershoot to the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. Part of In/Visible Theatre’s mission is to bring new plays, new interpretations of older plays, and plays infrequently produced in the area.
For more information, contact 423.279.7669 or visit the In/Visible Theater website http://nvsblthtr.wix.com/invisibletheatrenc.