Theatre: "Broken Spokes"

Date and Time:
17 October 2013
8:00 PM
Elstad Auditorium - Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre


image of broken spokeBroken Spokes is perhaps the first gritty, realistic Deaf drama - written by a Deaf playwright - veering away from the sweet, helpless, sexless view that the public generally has of deaf people. This powerful, haunting, and heartbreaking play revolves around two Deaf brothers and a fiancée trapped in the spokes of a family cycle after a catastrophic accident. The story unveils visually through multiple points of view using American Sign Language, sign-mime/visual vernacular (a dying form of ASL storytelling), and spoken English.


  • Thursday, October 17, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 18, 8 p.m. (opening night)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Performances are in the Elstad Auditorium,  Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre. 800 Florida Avenue, NE (Metro - Red Line - NoMa-Gallaudet). Free on-campus parking is available.

This production runs approximately two (2) hours with one (1) intermission.  All performances will be voice interpreted.

Appropriate for patrons 14 years old and up (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).

Patrons need to be in their seats no later than 10 minutes before the show starts.  There will be no late seating once the show starts.

Tickets and purchasing information:

Non-Gallaudet students (regular) - $10 on-line (with a credit card), $12 at the Box Office Window (with cash or local check); Adults - $15 on-line (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check).

Groups of 10 people or more - call or email.

The on-line credit card system (TicketLeap) stops processing credit card transactions three (3) hours before the start of the event.  Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or by local check. The Box Office Window is open two (2) hours before each performance.

Gallaudet students

Full-time students who have paid the fall 2013 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID (this ticket must be picked up at the Box Office Window during Box Office hours). DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the on-line credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one free ticket.

Part-time students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the fall 2013 semester unit fee) and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the fall 2013 semester unit fee and already received their ʺone free ticket with IDʺ but want to see the show a second time can purchase tickets on-line using the ʺNon-Gallaudet Studentʺ ticket category for $10 or at the Box Office Window for $12.

The on-line card system is available 24/7.  Box Office Window hours on October 14-16 and October 21-23 will be 2-6 p.m. in Elstad Annex 120 (Theatre Program main office).

All tickets sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges - due to the limited number of seats (100 seats) available for each performance.

Phone:        (202) 651-5500 / (202) 651-5502 TTY
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Posted by:
Juanita Cebe

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