Children of a Lesser God

by Mark Medoff
directed by Kenny Leon

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, June 22 through Friday, June 23
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 24 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 26 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, 37 Interlaken Road Project; The Westfield News Group; David and Susan Auerbach; Natalie and Howard Shawn; Country Curtains, The Red Lion Inn and Blantyre

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), this production features Lauren Ridloff as Sarah Norman (Wonderstruck; former Miss Deaf America), Joshua Jackson as James Leeds (The Affair, Dawson’s Creek, Fringe; Film: Cruel Intentions, Lay The Favorite; West End: A Life In The Theatre; Off-Broadway: Smart People), John  McGinty as Orin Dennis (Deaf West Theatre’s Pippin), Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella as Mr. Franklin (Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, James Joyce’s The Dead), Kecia Lewis as Mrs. Norman (Once on this Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, Leap of Faith), Treshelle Edmond as Lydia (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening; TV: Glee), and Julee Cerda as Edna Klein (The Bloodline of Shadrick Grace; Film: Passenger).

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them. 

All performances will have open captioning.

The following are ASL interpreted performance dates:
Saturday, June 24th at 8pm
Monday, June 26th at 7pm
Wednesday, July 12th at 2pm
Friday, July 21st at 8pm

Performance Dates

  • Thursday, June 22 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Friday, June 23 at 8pm (Preview)
  • Saturday, June 24 at 8pm (Opening)
  • Monday, June 26 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, June 27 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm
  • Thursday, June 29 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 1 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 1 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 2 at 2pm
  • Monday, July 3 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 4 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 5 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 5 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 6 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 7 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 8 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
  • Monday, July 10 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 14 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
  • Monday, July 17 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 20 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 21 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 8pm (Closing)