Saturday, June 24, 2023 2pm
About this Event
64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138http://AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/Evita
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning rock opera Evita follows the adored and reviled Eva Perón’s meteoric rise from an impoverished childhood to first lady of Argentina until her death at 33. Directed by Sammi Cannold (Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment, Endlings, Violet), this eagerly anticipated revival featuring unforgettable songs including “Buenos Aires” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” explores how we make sense of contradictions in legacy.
This production includes haze, prop firearms, occasional strong language, and stylized violence and sexuality.
Captions provided by c2 Captioning
Audio Description Consultant: Amber Pearcy
Audio Describers: Maria Hendricks, Teddy Hendricks
What Is Audio Description?
Audio description helps to ensure that people who are blind or have low vision enjoy equal access to performances. Before the show, a trained describer details the visual elements of the production (costumes, set, props). Before the show, A.R.T. staff provides a “Touch Tour” where patrons can familiarize themselves first-hand with the textures, materials, props, and costumes used in the production. During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Descriptions are delivered through a wireless earphone allowing users to sit anywhere in the audience.
What Is Open Captioning?
Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event. A professional captioner prepares the captions ahead of time and runs the captions on an LED display live during the performance. The captioner has full control over the display of the captions, allowing for precise alignment with the text of the play. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore. No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat.