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Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining
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The winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Awards, this is the story of a deaf boy born into a hearing family, who becomes an expert lip reader to keep up with them.

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Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. He has adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.

 

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87
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89
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You love intense, fractious family dramas with a twist.

Don't see it if You're averse to strong language or characters who are less than adorable.

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if You're interested in the discussion of the deaf culture.

Don't see it if You aren't into intense family dramas.

82
Original, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if closed

Don't see it if closed

85
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like shows that examine the human spirit and transitions through life

Don't see it if you like block-buster musicals.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if One of the best prices of theater I have ever seen absolutely riveting a must see show to be sure!

Don't see it if You can't take a little profanity

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You have an interest in the deaf community, have an interest in accurate representation of disabilities onstage, dysfunctional family drama

Don't see it if You don't like theatre in the round. offended by language.

95
Original, Great acting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You are interested in the complex life of a deaf son and damaged brother.

Don't see it if You don't like family drama.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You know anyone who is deaf.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.