Lauren Humm Fakete
The latest from Art House Productions Shines a Spotlight on Accessibility
This Friday, Art House Productions will present “The Twelve Dates of Christmas,” a one-woman play by Ginna Hoben about the awkwardness and hilarity of singledom during the holidays. The play follows the quirky and effervescent Mary through a string of unsuccessful dates: as the holidays approach, an ornament appears on her Christmas tree for every botched romance or unsuitable suitor that she encounters.
Besides being fun and festive, there’s another reason this play will leave you feeling uplifted: all ticket sales benefit The Access Committee, an organization which works to make the arts more accessible to actors and patrons living with disabilities. The performance will also make use of an ASL interpreter for the deaf, and audio described for the blind.
The talented star of “The Twelve Dates of Christmas,” Rachel Handler, is a member of the Access Committee. Rachel is also the perfect ambassador for theater-lovers with disabilities, as she is living with one herself. About four years ago, while driving to audition, she lost her left leg in a car accident, and she now uses a prosthesis.