Fourth grade is not easy and after spending a year planning her "positively purple" birthday party, Megan finds herself at odds with new student Alexis. To Megan, Alexis has it all: beauty, brains, and athletics-she's practically perfect in every way. Though Megan tries to be nice to her, Alexis is anything but friendly, making Megan wonder, "Does she not like me because I'm deaf?" When they're forced to collaborate on a science project, Megan discovers Alexis's secret. This touching new musical is an important reminder that despite first impressions, nobody's perfect.
Download a PDF e-Program for Nobody's Perfect to learn more about the production.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Performance length: 60 minutes
Nobody's Perfect is simultaneously performed in spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) and is the first production ever to tour the US with a built-in open-caption system.
Based on the children's book by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney
Adapted for the stage by Doug Cooney
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
ASL Translation by Alexandria Wailes
Directed by Coy Middlebrook
Co-commissioned with VSA arts
The Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series is made possible in part with support from Joan Ganz Cooney, L. Jay and Mary Ellen Oliva and NYU Family Care.
Big Red Chair Family Series educational and enrichment programming is generously supported by Con Edison.
Photos by Carol Pratt
Pictured left: Megan’s excited for her upcoming birthday. Tami Lee Santimyer as Megan.
Pictured right: Cindy, Keisha and Bethany show that nothing can slow them down, especially a missing hamster. (l-r) Rachel Brennan as Cindy, Zurin Villanueva as Keisha, and Florrie Bagel as Bethany.