Summary about a deaf friendly show, The Miracle Worker



On May 7 2017, we visited the Aloha Theater in Kealakekua. This historic building from 1932 is on a busy road, the Mamalahoa Highway. Kealakekua is a former sugar plantation village and is south of Kailua Kona. Everyone thought this theater was in Hilo but it is in Kealakekua. The professional business, Aloha Performing Arts Company, gave the show, The Miracle Worker from May 5th to 21st, 2017. The story of The Miracle Worker is about the young life of a deaf blind woman, Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama and the impact of her life on her teacher, Annie Sullivan. This entertainment forgot the deaf community on the Big Island so they established a deaf friendly show on Sunday, May 7 2017 at 2:30 pm. They were very happy that we them came for the play. Inside, I saw that they wanted to share the poster of American hand alphabet and another poster about the life of Helen Keller. At the begin of the show, I realized that they knew what deaf visitors need; LIGHT. I enjoyed listening to a professional ASL interpreter . The entire cast was hearing and used  correct American Sign Language. They told us that this theater will provide more deaf friendly shows in the future. That is good news !


A poster about Helen Keller
The front of the theater on Mamalahoa Highway
The poster about the hand alphabet

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