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Tiny Theatre Presents: Children of a Lesser God (1986)

Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Members & guests–free via Amazon Prime and PlutoTV. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent with details to join via Zoom.

Willian Hurt plays a new instructor at a school for the deaf. He realizes that Marlee Matlin, who is deaf in real life, is a part of the custodial staff of the school. A romance slowly develops between them though Marlee’s character is reluctant to use sign language. She struggles with her emotional relationship with her mom, played by Piper Laurie. Matlin won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Actress.

Children of a Lesser God is directed by Randa Haines from a screenplay written by Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff based on Medoff’s 1979 play of the same name. The play, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in 1979, was produced on Broadway in 1980 and in the West End in 1981. The play won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Play. Enjoy viewing the 1986 film adaptation for free on Amazon Prime or PlutoTV, then join the discussion via Zoom on Sunday, April 18.



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Sunday, April 18, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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