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Deaf-Blind Actors Star in Theatrical Experience April 3

In the unique theatrical experience Not By Bread Alone, eleven deaf-blind actors from Israel’s Nalaga’at Theater Ensemble will take audiences on a tour through their inner worlds of darkness and silence. As the cast bakes bread in real time on a fully-lit stage, they tell stories through sign, movement, and spoken word that express their own magical dreams and desires.

While the bread is rising in the oven, the audience gains unique access to a magical world where the senses are challenged as never before. This insightful, sensitive, once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience comes to Boston with rave reviews and sold-out runs in London, New York, and the company’s home city of Tel Aviv.

The performance will be held at Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington Street, Boston on Thursday April 3 at 7:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets. The special discount code BREADHALF allows you to buy one, get one half off at either the $80 or $65 ticket price.

 

In Memoriam: Cathy Jepsen

Understanding Our Differences mourns the passing of Catherine R. “Cathy” Jepsen.  Cathy was a quintessential teacher to all her family and friends and left a lasting impact on her many Newton students.

Cathy was involved with Understanding Our Differences from the program’s first days at the Williams School over three decades ago. As an elementary school teacher, she integrated the UOD program into every aspect of her fourth grade curriculum.  She was a strong advocate for the program at a time when faculty and administrators questioned whether Understanding Our Differences should remain part of the Newton Public Schools’ curriculum.

After her retirement, Cathy continued to donate her time, mentoring Newton teachers and championing UOD.

“I know that Cathy has touched many of your lives, as she did mine. She will be missed,” said Board Co-President Gary Alpert.

 

 

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