Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Tony winning director Kenny Leon has been tapped to direct the first revival of the 1980 Broadway play, Children of a Lesser God.  The story centers on the relationship between a former student and her teacher. A film adaptation of the play was later produced in 1987 starring Marlee Matlin. It garnered five Oscar nominations and one win for Matlin in the Best Actress category.

Below is a full synopsis of the story:

“Children of a Lesser God tells the story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school’s one-time star student who has stayed behind as its cleaning woman rather than venturing out into the hearing world,” press notes state. “James immediately takes a keen interest in Sarah, and tries to persuade her to communicate orally by lip reading. They soon embark on an emotional journey that will teach them both new ways of communicating and loving and, in the process, they build a romance beyond words.”

Children of a Lesser God  is expected to open in the 2015-16 Season.

Stay tuned…


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