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As some of you probably noticed yesterday, City List drops the ball every once in a while. Call it a sin of omission or too few hands on deck, we simply don’t get into the section everything that we should. And it just so happens that City List missed a really important event for two weeks running: Gallaudet University’s The Snow Queen. We’re telling you about it here, on City Desk, because City List takes pride in listing independent repertory events, and because the play’s last shows are tonight and tomorrow.
Why is this play important? For starters, it’s not at the Kennedy Center, it doesn’t feature any famous people, and this isn’t its last stop before it heads back to Broadway. The Snow Queen is an important play because its cast is made up partially of deaf actors, because the proceeds from the play go to scholarships, and because the play features people flying. You probably won’t see another play with all three of these elements for a very long time (see flying here).