Deaf Poets Society: One Woman Show Presented to Benefit CRPL

Actress Nancy Margulies will perform her one-woman show “Deaf Poets Society” on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 pm, at Coe College’s Hickok Hall. Tickets are $10 each and benefit West Side Story, the Campaign to establish a permanent Cedar Rapids Public Library on the west side.

Margulies lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she has been performing her one-woman show to rave reviews. Her show includes a lesson in sign language street slang, the story of a clever independent deaf-blind man, a deaf prostitute, a man awaiting trial for murder, a psychologist who plays the role of advocate, interpreter, chauffeur for the cast of characters who are her clients. These elements combine for a most unusual evening of theatre.

Performed to enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco, reviews include: “Margulies brought so much humor and humanity and heart to the theatre last night with her superb writing and delivery. The wonderful detail in the vignettes was striking, but never overdone…”

In addition to her recent foray into the world of solo performance, Margulies developed a process using key words and images to capture ideas and strategies for clients ranging from corporate America to the Clinton White House and the Dalai Lama. She has authored a number of books and videos including the best seller, Mapping Inner Space. Her most recent book,  Klassic Koalas: The Koala Museum of Modern Art Catalogue, is available at the CR Museum of Art gift shop. It is a spoof on a museum catalogue written by Margulies’ alter ego, the pretentious Francois d’Rigeur.

Nancy is the daughter of long-time resident of Cedar Rapids, Joan Thaler, a member of the Friends of the CRPL Board of Directors and long time Library supporter.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Joan at jdthaler@mchsi.com.

For information on being a part of the West Side Story contact Katie Geiken, Executive Director of the CRPL Foundation, at (319) 739-0411 or geikenk@crlibrary.org.

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