After an opening night performance Dec. 5, the Oregon State University Theatre had to postpone its production of “The King of Spain’s Daughter” because of a major snowstorm that blanketed the area.
The play has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Lab Theatre in OSU’s Withycombe Hall. An additional matinee performance has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. at the Majestic Theatre at 115 S.W. Second St.
Tickets for the Lab Theatre production are $5 for general admission and $3 for students. Tickets for the matinee at the Majestic are $8 for general admission, $6 for students. More information is available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre. Because of the configuration of the Lab Theatre, latecomers cannot be seated once the production has begun.
“The King of Spain’s Daughter” is a one-act comedy by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, a prominent Abbey Theatre dramatist of the 1930s. Deevy was deaf and could lip-read in three languages.
Director Charlotte Headrick said that for every speaking actor in the production, an interpreting actor will be using American Sign Language — a first for the Lab Theatre.
Jo Alexander, a nationally certified sign language interpreter who manages accommodations at OSU for hearing-impaired students, faculty, staff, and visitors, will interpret the role of Mrs. Marks, working alongside actress Vreneli Farber, who is her speaking counterpart.
“The King of Spain’s Daughter” follows Annie Kinsella, a young woman with a rich imagination who has to deal with the limited opportunities for young women in 1930s Ireland. Live music before the performance will be provided by Jean Dick on violin playing traditional Irish tunes with Richelle Jean-Bart performing the title song.