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New York Play About Deaf Jewish Songwriter In Argentina

Deaf actress Jackie Roth and her alter-ego, the singer/guitarist Gerard Edery appears in the 'I Hear (Oigo)' appearing at the John Houseman Theatre Studio on West 432nd Street in New York City. In honor of Women's History Month, this production by Asa productions, is about a deaf songwriter, Isabella in Argentina in the 1970's who is shot for writing a song about freedom of expression. Her spirit returns to introduce five characters - a Jewish journalist, a Catholic teacher, and some Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo which enables the audience to learn the very human stories of the Argentine people struggling to survive the repression. This play, performed in American Sign Language as well as in English, takes place March 7th through April 8th and is expected to appeal to both the Hispanic and Jewish communities because of its historical content. For reservations and information, call 212/721-7486.

Hunter Rerun With Deaf Characters

'Death Signs' episode of the Hunter TV series is scheduled to air again shortly. A beautiful wife, jealous brother and spurned suitor are suspects in the stabbing death of a deaf man. The character McCabe is played by Howie Seago, Rebecca by Mary Vreeland, Montgomery by David Balacater and Kati by Catherine Richardson.

More Jewish Services In Florida With Interpreters

Howard Watson has announced that a temple in the Sarasota, FL area is offering interpreted services to Jewish Deaf people. Congregation B'Nai Israel at 2200 Yamato Road in Boca Raton provides interpreted Shabbat evening and New Year services. JDCC News also learned that another synagogue, Temple Beth El in Bradenton, FL had an interpreted sign language service on January 28th with real-time captions shown on a screen. "We are committed to opening our worship service to Jews of all backgrounds, disabilities and differences, so this is a big first step for us" says Stephen Joseph Hardy II, "If there is need/interest, we will hold a signed service four times a year".

Show By Hearing Mother Of Deaf Son To Be Interpreted

Naomi Miller, who has a Deaf son and is co-founder of Parents For Deaf Awareness and also founded the Jewish Deaf and Hearing Impaired Council, is performing the show 'Love, Marriage, Children and Liposuction' at the Don't Tell Mama cabaret nightclub on 46th Street in New York City on Sunday, March 12th and Saturday, March 18th. Miller has just been nominated for the 'Best Debut Act' by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs. Winners will be announced on April 12th. Both performances will be interpreted by her husband, Harvey. Cover charge is $10 and there is a two drink minimum. No credit cards are accepted. She also appeared in a show, 'Klassy Klezmer' in Wayne, NJ on March 5th and at Club Moshavi, a glatt kosher restaurant in Livingston, NJ on March 12th. For information, contact Miller at 973/696-9280 TTY.

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