One student remembers a children’s game of telephone — in which a whispered message is passed along a group — but when he couldn’t participate, he was sent from class. Another wanted desperately to join a game of hide-and-seek, but couldn’t hear the count. She too was excluded. They are just some of the true stories teenage students from Thom Collegiate’s deaf and hard of hearing program will share in an innovative production called Deaf Crows. It shows on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Artesian. (Donations are being accepted for tickets).

The play is the culmination of a year’s work in the classroom focused on art, expression, literacy and communication with the help of artist-in-residence Chrystene Ells. Unlike most plays, this one will sound quiet, but speaks loudly about deaf culture and communicating in a hearing world.

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