by Tom Coppola

New York Deaf Theatre is currently presenting Maple & Vine, written by Pulitzer-nominated (NBD!) playwright Jordan Harrison. The story: A stressed out urban-dwelling couple decides to move into a gated community inhabited by 1950’s re-enactors to escape the anxieties and over-stimulation of modern life. No modern luxuries, foods, or forms of escapism. 

Photos: Conrado Johns

Don’t know ASL and feeling intimidated? Don’t be! The production provides hearing accessibility in the form of super titles projected on the set for both the spoken and signed dialogue. Add some winning performances, some cool projections and, yes -- sound effects -- into the mix, and you have a solid night of theater. 

Runs through May 27.