Break the silence

University of Minnesota students created a musical that can be enjoyed equally by the deaf and the hearing.

Canae Weiss, who plays the character of a deaf dancer named Abby, signs Sunday at the Cowles Center during rehearsal of the musical “Silence.” The performance features a cast of actors that sign, speak, sing and interpret.

Marisa Wojcik

Canae Weiss, who plays the character of a deaf dancer named Abby, signs Sunday at the Cowles Center during rehearsal of the musical “Silence.” The performance features a cast of actors that sign, speak, sing and interpret.

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