Running Time: 1 hour
A joint world premiere by the Kennedy Center and VSA arts Based on the book by MARLEE MATLIN and DOUG COONEY Script and lyrics by DOUG COONEY Music by DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA Directed by COY MIDDLEBROOK
Fourth grade is not easy and after spending a year planning her "positively purple" birthday party, Megan finds herself at odds with new student Alexis. To Megan, Alexis has it all: beauty, brains, and athletics--she's practically perfect in every way. Though Megan tries to be nice to her, Alexis is anything but friendly, making Megan wonder, "Does she not like me because I'm deaf?" When they're forced to collaborate on a science project, Megan discovers Alexis's secret. Based on the children's book by Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin (Best Actress, Children of a Lesser God) and Doug Cooney, this touching new musical--simultaneously performed in spoken English and American Sign Language--is a poignant reminder that despite first impressions, nobody's perfect. For ages 9 and up.
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