BEND, OR -- Bend's Cascades Theatrical Company continues with Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," this weekend. But, Saturday's performance will be unique.
We have reserved 16 seats for the deaf and hard of hearing," Janice Sharpe, with CTC, tells KBND News. "We have signers coming. I didn't realize it, but they kind of have to tag team; it's a pretty taxing process. So, they're going to switch off and one of them will do 15 minutes or so, then switch off with the next one."
Sharpe adds, "It's amazing how much expression, I mean, what they're doing is almost a performance in and of itself! They are really putting a lot of effort into making what they're doing a performance, as well."
The sign language show of "The 39 Steps" is Saturday at 7 p.m. Sharpe says if there is continued interest, they're considering offering one show each season for the deaf and hearing impaired.