If you or your child is startled by loud noises, scared by darkness, unable to sit still or hard of hearing, you know that going to a live theatre event isn’t usually possible. The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis aims to make live performances accessible to everyone with its sensory-friendly and American Sign Language-interpreted performance of its fall play, Haphazardly Ever After, at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 24.
A fractured fairy tale full of royal chaos, Haphazardly Ever After features tons of magical fun, perfect for families. A kind king and queen are battling for bratty adult children who don’t deserve the royal titles they have inherited—and no one, including the royal therapist, potential suitors or royal teachers, can help! But with the help of a fairy godmother and a series of haphazard events, could the royal family live happily ever after?
During the sensory-friendly performance, the performance will feature a lower sound level, particularly for startling or loud noises. The light will remain on at a low level, rather than being turned completely off, and any lighting that features strobes or lighting pointed at the audience will be reduced. Additionally, patrons are free to talk or move about during the performance. The show will also include American Sign Language interpretation.
Haphazardly Ever After features 30 children and teenagers from Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County. It is directed by Dylan Roche and assistant directed by Steve Mangum, both CTA veterans who have previously performed and directed for the theatre.
The play runs from Friday, October 23, to Sunday, November 1, 2015. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Please note, there is not a 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday, October 31. Tickets are available for $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and kids 12 and under. Season tickets are available for purchase. Call 410-757-2281 to reach the box office or visit www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org for more information.