ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold a special interpreted performance of The Subject Was Roses on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the main stage theater.
American Sign Language is used for interpreting the performing arts for deaf or hard of hearing audiences. Two interpreters, Darlene Grandy and Lynn Williams, will be located in front of the stage to translate the play’s dialogue into American Sign Language. Assistive listening devices are also available to provide amplified sound for patrons with hearing difficulties. While this service is regularly available for Children’s Theater productions at the Center, the 2005 production of The Full Monty was the last time an interpreted main stage performance was held.
In addition, an audio-described performance for patrons who are blind or have low vision will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. During this performance, a trained audio describer creates pictures with words, enabling the blind, low vision or language delayed patron to visualize and enjoy the play. Audio-described performances are a regular part of the Arvada Center’s programming.
The Arvada Center is nationally recognized for making the arts accessible to everyone through its programs for people with mobility, hearing and visual needs. The Center’s facilities are fully accommodating, including wheelchair accessible theater seating, picnic tables, galleries and elevators. Its playground features Squiggles, a wheelchair accessible “sea-saurus,” whose design includes various textures, providing a tactile experience for blind children. The Center also has a TTY information line, an ADA compliant website, raised letter and Braille signs on doorways and large print programs for theater productions. The Center also provides sign language interpreting for classes and gallery tours, by request.
For tickets or more information, call the Arvada Center box office (720) 898-7200 / TTY (720) 898-7203, log on to arvadacenter.org or visit the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd., the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.
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