https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/life-of-pi/ Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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"★★★★★ Breathtaking. It will make you believe in the power of theater."
-THE TIMES OF LONDON
"One of the most visually stunning shows I’ve ever seen."
-TIME OUT LONDON
Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with just four other survivors—a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Called “extraordinary and unmissable” by The Guardian for its inventive puppetry and winner of five 2022 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, this highly imaginative theatrical adaptation brings one of the most beloved works of fiction to the stage to tell its epic story of endurance and hope.
What is ASL Interpretation?
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language. With signing, the brain processes linguistic information through the eyes. The shape, placement, and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information.
Sign language is not a universal language – each country has its own sign language, and regions have dialects, much like the many languages spoken all over the world. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Like all languages, ASL is a living language that grows and changes over time.
For ASL-interpreted performances, we collaborate with a Deaf ASL Coach, who translates the play into ASL. The Coach works with a team of certified ASL interpreters to develop and rehearse the ASL interpretation, which is performed live, either on or in close proximity to the stage.