• Theatre eXceptional brings “Children of a Lesser God” to Audience of all Kinds

    TAMPA, Fla (February 20, 2017) – Theatre Exceptional brings a mix of theater “for, about and including adults with disabilities” to tell the story of a young deaf girl’s romance with a hearing teacher in Children of a Lesser God, coming to the Space at 2106 in Tampa March 17-19 and at the Palladium Side Door Stage in St. Petersburg on March 24.

    Following a successful 2016 season with their “Ozian twist” on the Wizard of Oz, Theatre eXceptional is working with the Deaf Literacy of Tampa to perform Children of a Lesser God. This Tony award-winning play will feature a blended cast of professional actors, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. All shows will be ASL interpreted for the audience.

    This performance is brought to you in part by the Deaf Literacy Center in Safety Harbor and the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation.

    Theatre eXceptional presents:

    Children of a Lesser God
    By: Mark Medoff
    Directed by: Johnny Garde

    When: March 17, 8:00 p.m.
    March 18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    March 19, 2 p.m.
    Where: The Space at 2106
    2106 W Main Street
    Tampa, FL 33607

    Special showing:
    When: March 24, 8:00 p.m.
    Where: The Palladium Side Door
    253 5th Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    Tickets: $20

    About Blue Butterfly Productions:
    Blue Butterfly Productions serves the community and supports local artists in the pursuit of powerful, meaningful work for cultural enrichment and the betterment of society. Blue Butterfly is a non­profit arts organization founded in June 2015 in Largo, Florida whose mission is to support local artists to bolster cultural enrichment in the community. Blue Butterfly consists of several organizations including Porch Stories, Theatre eXceptional, and the 4×6 Fest.

    About Theatre eXceptional:
    While aspiring to create innovative theatre and performance art with, for, and about people with disabilities, Theatre eXceptional aims to address and eliminate the misconceptions and social stigmas often placed upon these communities. Society often excludes people with disabilities from playing a visible role in our communities, so TheatreX works to empower artists with disabilities to collaborate and create art that will show off their profound talent and potential. Through this collaboration, we hope to not only enrich the work we produce but also the experience of all who participate. www.bluebutterflyproductions.org

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