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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1989
Adrian Blue portrays the barber in King of Hearts.
Ex-Detroiter To Appear
In Theater Of Deaf
Special to The Jewish News
he National Theatre of
the Deaf is a national
treasure. In its 21-year
history it has created a
dramatic form all its own. It
has given performances in
every state and has toured
throughout Europe and Asia
several times. Its artistic ad-
visory board reads like a
who's who of American
theater with names like Joel
Grey, Alan Arkin, Chita
Rivera, Jason Robards, Peter
Sellars. The theater has
garnered its share of ac-
colades and awards.
But as fine as these
achievements are, when it
comes right down to it the
best measure of its success is
based on simpler things.
"Almost every night we
receive a standing ovation,"
says former Detroiter Marcia
Tilchin, 27, who recently join-
ed the company and knows
how special that is. "The au-
dience is very moved." Adrian
Blue, who's been with the
theater since 1976, expresses
it a little differently. "We
knock them out," he says,
through his interpreter, Jane
Tilchin and Blue and the
rest of the company will be in
Ann Arbor this weekend in
conjunction with a conference,
held at the University of
Michigan and opened to the
public, called "Staged Hands:
Sign Language Translation
in the Theater." The National
Theatre will pea-form King of
Hearts, based on the Phillippe
de Broca film. The story, bit-
tersweet and allegorical, is,
about madness and sanity,
reality and illusion.
As with all NTD produc-
tions, which have run the
gamut from Shakespeare's
works to The Iliad and Our
Town, the play is an adapta-
tion specially and uniquely
created to utilize the ensem-
ble's strengths and imagina-
tion. "Every different type of
play has its own challenge, its
own quality," says Blue. "You
have to give it your full
energy and attention."
King of Hearts lacked a
script; but that wasn't pro-
blematical for the troupe.
They found it an occasion for
"The members of the
theater watched the movie
several times," says Tilchin.
"Everyone improvised and
came up with ideas." One of
Marcia Tilchin appears in the
current National Theatre of the
the more ingenious ideas the
group devised: the scenery is
painted by one of the actors as
the narrative unfolds and
As with all NTD produc-
tions, the play uses two
languages — visual (sign) and
aural. For King of Hearts the
cast created its own theatrical
variations of signs for certain
words. A new sign was
chosen, for example, to best
represent the concept of the
word knight, whichis used ex-
tensively in the production.
One hand becomes the visor,