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Sweet Nothing in My Ear
Sweet Nothing in My Ear
By Stephen Sachs.

Cast: 5m., 5w. (includes 1 boy.) Dan and Laura are an attractive young couple happily married for nine years. He is hearing; she is deaf. Dan speaks and uses sign language to communicate with Laura and their 6-year-old deaf son, Adam. His family's deafness has never been an issue for Dan—until a doctor says that Adam should have a cochlear implant—a tiny computer device that would be surgically inserted into his skull to enable the child to hear. A technological miracle? Not to Laura, who sees the device as a threat to deaf culture. In her eyes, the most "natural" thing for Adam is for her boy to remain deaf. To her, deafness is an honor, not a handicap—like being "a flower of a different color." But Dan becomes convinced that it's in Adam's "best interest" to become a "normal" child. The battle to help his deaf son become a hearing boy launches Dan on an emotional journey of self-discovery that exposes hidden prejudices and threatens to shatter his family. "Sweet Nothing in My Ear" was a finalst for the 1998 PEN West Literary Award for Drama. Area staging.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SD8
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  66
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871299178
Publication Date: 01/03/2000
Biographies
Stephen Sachs is an award-winning playwright and director and the co-artistic director of the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. His play, Sweet Nothing in My Ear, won the 1997 California Governor's Media Access Award for Theatre, was a finalist for the PEN West Literary Award for Drama and was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It ...More
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