Abababa Road Tour — ASL Storytelling
Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Austin Community College, Eastview Campus,
Multipurpose Room 8500
3401 Webberville Rd
Austin TX 78702
Cost: $12 each admission – Some adult language. PG-13
This performance is offered in ASL and spoken English.
Since 2004, Alan R. Abarbanell has toured the United States with his
critically acclaimed, one-man show, “The Abababa Road Tour” chronicling his
experiences growing up hearing in a Deaf family. ABABABA–a name given to
him by a friend who could not pronounce Abarbanell–is a proud CODA (Child
of Deaf Adults). Alan wrote this show as a loving tribute to his Deaf
heritage and CODA family. Each performance is dedicated to Alan’s parents
Joe and Yetta Abarbanell, whom he credits with his sense of humor,
creativity and love for his community.
Abababa takes his audiences on a rollercoaster ride of emotion; first
pulling them through the hilarious rush and shocking twists of his youth,
then plunging them into the tragedy and loss that followed, only to hurl
them upwards towards uncontrollable laughter once again! With the simple
wave of a hand, Abababa renders each audience exhausted from gales of
laughter and torrents of tears by evening’s end.
All Proceeds go to Project N.A.D.I.N.E. to help continue our advocacy
efforts and to start new programs that will serve the Deaf community!