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Kennedy Center February 2013 Sign-Interpreted Theater Alert

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Nordic Cool 2013: Vesturport, Iceland: Metamorphosis

Eisenhower Theater
terpreted: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM
This hugely acclaimed production of Kafka's Metamorphosis combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set.

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terpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

Shen Yun

Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization

Opera House
Captioned: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2013. Shen Yun uses performing arts to present stories that bring to life the inner essence of China. This includes ancient legends, characters, and tales from history, and representative events from the modern world. In Shen Yun performances, themes like spiritual devotion, the benevolence of gods, good and evil, retribution, and the search for the meaning of life have appeared in dance stories and lyrics.
Captioning for this production will be provided on handheld devices. Please contact the Accessibility Office at if you have any questions.

Tickets: Shen YunInfo: Shen Yun


Millennium Stage
Performed in ASL and Voiced in English: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Creator of the world’s first sign language hip hop DVD, Finland's Signmark uses strong bass beats with low frequencies to adapt to rap and hip hop rhythms along with vocalist Brandon Bauer. In cooperation with VSA. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

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D.C. Metropolitan Area

Good People

Arena Stage - Kreeger
Captioned: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM
By David Lindsay-Abaire; Directed by Jackie Maxwell
Enter South Boston’s Lower End, where minimum wage is the maximum wage and hard work and sacrifice don’t ensure success. Facing eviction, single mother and mouthy “Southie” native Margaret Walsh reunites with an old flame who “made good,” hoping that his fortune can somehow improve her own. But not every man wants to relive his past, and with each surprising twist of their meeting they discover the dire costs the truth can hold. Groups of 10+ save! Go to, call the sales office at V. 202-488-3300, TTY. 202-484-0247 or e-mail for more information.

Our Town

Ford's Theatre


Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 PM
Interpreters: Miako Rankin, Zach Wineman and Karen Kane



Teenagers George and Emily meet, fall in love, marry—and suffer the slings and arrows of everyday life. Wilder transforms their ordinary story into a poignant and captivating exploration of mortality and the interconnectivity of human beings. In celebration of the play's 75th-anniversary year, Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair and Parade) returns to direct a diverse cast, creating an “Our Town” for our time. To arrange seats for a sign-interpreted performance, please call the Box Office at (202) 347-4833 or visit in person.


Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas / Sex, Shame and Tears

Teatro de la Luna
English supertitles/captions for ALL performances: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Sex, Shame and Tears are the fountainhead of all surprises: Pandora’s box or the horn of plenty. It’s every meet-up and mix-up imaginable, as only restless youth, unhappy being youth, can make happen. A look to tomorrow, without having passed through yesterday. US Premiere for ages 15 and up.

Anime Momotaro

Imagination Stage
ASL Sign-Interpreted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM
An old couple in ancient Japan long for a child. They have their wish granted when a huge peach floats down the river and breaks open to reveal a baby boy. They name him Momotaro, and he grows up to be the strongest young man in all of Japan. But Momotaro's village has a tiny problem...GIANT OGRES! Performed in the style of popular anime cartoons with traditional Japanese influences, this action-packed staging of Japan's most famous folktale teaches powerful lessons about inner strength and how creativity, kindness, and cooperation win out over brute force.Best for ages 5-10. For tickets, please call (301) 280-1660 or visit our box office. Please note, our box office staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.


Arena Stage - Fichandler
Captioned: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Written and directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman; Based on the original work by Ovid
Back in D.C. for the first time since her smash hit productions of The Arabian Nights and Candide, and ten years after this exquisite production stormed Broadway and earned her the Tony Award for Best Director, MacArthur “Genius” Mary Zimmerman returns with Metamorphoses. Zimmerman’s magical interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses proves myths about romance, family, loss and redemption never go out of style. Through lyrical storytelling and stunning imagery, Zimmerman constructs a wondrous world where gods and mortals interact in a giant pool on our famous in-the-round stage. Groups of 10+ save! Go to, call the sales office at V. 202-488-3300, TTY. 202-484-0247 or e-mail for more information.

Glengarry Glen Ross


Round House Theatre



terpreted: Saturday, February 23, 3013 at 3:00 PM


Interpreters: First Chair


*Reservations for signer services must be made by 2/8/13
This Pulitzer Prize winner features a powerhouse cast of some of DC’s top actors, including Jeff Allin, Conrad Feininger, Rick Foucheux, Stephen Patrick Martin, KenYatta Rogers, Alexander Strain and Jesse Terrill.
Mamet’s searing comedy looks at a group of desperate Chicago real estate salesmen who grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. These cutthroats are prepared to engage in any number of unethical, illegal acts from lies, flattery, and threats to bribery, intimidation, and burglary to get a piece of the action. While closing a sale can mean a new Cadillac, losing one can mean losing it all. Recommended for age 17 and above, For tickets and information, please call the box office at 240/644-1100 or visit us at


Henry V

The Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Captioned: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM
By William Shakespeare
A young king’s ambition reaches beyond the English court to the fields of France.
Tickets can be purchased here: or by calling 202-544-7077
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Coming Soon to the Kennedy Center!

Show Boat

WNO: Show Boat

Opera House
terpreted and Captioned: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM
This spectacular new production of Show Boat, Broadway's original masterpiece, brings unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, and an epic story together to make great entertainment and great art. With something in store around every bend as the Cotton Blossom travels the Mississippi with a troupe of riverboat performers, Julie, Joe, Queenie, and of course Magnolia and Ravenal make their way through the decades, navigating the trials of show business, love, and loss in a landscape overshadowed by racial inequality.

Tickets: Show BoatInfo: Show Boat

The Guardsman

The Guardsman

Eisenhower Theater
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Captioned: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM
The Kennedy Center presents a brand new production of the 1920s Broadway comedy smash The Guardsman that starred Lunt and Fontanne as newlywed actors, full of fresh love, tender egos, and jealous schemes.

Tickets: The GuardsmanInfo: The Guardsman

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Opera House
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Captioned: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Cole Porter's first-class comedy features some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," and, of course, "Anything Goes."

Tickets: Anything GoesInfo: Anything Goes

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Opera House
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Captioned: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Interpreters: Miako Rankin, Jeff Williamson, and Gerard Williams
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, "It's the funniest musical of all time." And the New York Times says, "It's the best musical of this century." It's The Book of Mormon.
Tickets go on sale to Kennedy Center members on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Tickets: The Book of MormonInfo: The Book of Mormon

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Other Announcements

Buy seats in the interpreted and caption sections online!

Did you know that you can buy seats in the interpreted and captioned sections for upcoming performances at the Kennedy Center online? Just follow these three steps:
Find the production you want to attend. Visit and search for the production you want to see or view a list of upcoming interpreted or captioned performances. Click on the link to view the production page.
View the calendar to find the interpreted or captioned performance of that production: Click the “Tickets” tab to view the calendar and find the date and time of the upcoming captioned or interpreted performance. Once you’ve found the show you want to attend, click the “Tickets” button for that performance.
View and select your seats: To view seats that are available in the interpreted or captioned section, click on the “View Accessible Seating” button. (Note: The interpreted and captioned sections are usually in the orchestra section.) Click on the seats that you want to add to your cart and follow the steps to purchase your tickets.
If you have any questions about the process or you would like to request captioning or interpreters for a performance, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay), (202) 416-8728 (TTY), or
Also, you can purchase tickets for interpreted or captioned performances direct from the friendly staff in the Instant Charge office by calling (202) 467-4600 (Voice), (202) 416-8524 (TTY). Box office hours are Monday -Sunday 10 AM - 9 PM.

Career Opportunities in the Arts

Arts Internships in the D.C. Metro Area


Interested in careers in the arts? Opening Stages was developed to provide students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current disability-specific and mainstream opportunities. The Kennedy Center’s Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity announcements such as:


Additionally, please become a fan of VSA's Facebook Fan page. VSA will bring you up-to-date information on upcoming performances and exhibitions featuring artists with disabilities, career opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities, and accessible performances. You will find updates about different disability-specific and inclusive practices happening around the world.
The Kennedy Center Opening Stages and VSA's fan pages are open to all. Please become a fan and spread the word!

The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!

With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18 - 30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!

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