Pine Tree Society is pleased to partner with Portland Stage to make the arts more accessible to the Deaf community by providing American Sign Language interpreters for the performance of The Niceties taking place on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm.

In this riveting two-person drama Zoe, a black student, and Janine, her white professor, meet to discuss their differing views on Zoe’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. This polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, privilege, and social justice.

Seating for this ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house right. There will be two interpreters seated in front of the stage, house right, for the duration of this performance.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available via Pine Tree Society, and advance reservations are required. Please contact Tim Wilbur at or call 207-386-5974 (voice) or 207-510-4647 (VP)  to reserve seats.

For more information about The Niceties, visit

Pine Tree Society helps people in Maine with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives. Too often, people with disabilities feel left out, even isolated. With the help of Pine Tree Society, they’re not alone. We share a spirit of innovation and desire to discover new ways to break down barriers that many find insurmountable. It started as a bold new idea in 1936 and it continues every day.

Skip to content