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‘Deaf Duckling’ coming to NYM

‘Deaf Duckling’ will be presented at the New York Mills Cultural Center on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

“Deaf Duckling” is an entertaining and endearing intertwining of the familiar fairy tale with the story of a deaf child born into a hearing family, performed simultaneously by the deaf and hearing cast in American Sign Language and English. 

It will be presented by Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre at the Cultural Center in New York Mills this Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

Enjoy this professional theater production in the intimate listening space at the Cultural.

Admission is $5 and tickets are available at the Cultural Center or by calling 218-385-3339.  More information about the play and this performance can be found at Carol Myhre of Perham has underwritten this performance iin order to make it available to the community at a very low admission cost.

Playwright Aditi Kapil deftly weaves together the classic “Ugly Duckling” fairy tale with the story of a deaf child born into a hearing family.  Performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English, it offers a warm and insightful look at how one family bridges deaf and hearing cultures.

Originally produced by Mixed Blood in 2005 and revived in 2009, The Deaf Duckling again features both deaf and hearing actors in the talented cast of three.  David Baughman and James Gardner join returning cast member Erin McGovern under the direction of playwright Kapil.