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Signature in the Schools: Here's the Deal

February 23 – June 30, 2021

In Here’s the Deal, people are in economic ruin and there is a hot debate over the government’s role to solve the problems of an increasingly anxious American people. Is it 1929 or 2020? Stuck learning from home during the pandemic, students in Mrs. Day’s Theatre III class must think creatively to develop a play in their challenging circumstances. They choose to focus on the New Deal, the progressive legislation developed during another American crisis – the Great Depression. They learn that despite its good intentions, the program did not fully serve all those in need, and the students ponder if there is a solution that could help everyone – then and now.

Filmed entirely on the personal devices of the actors and crew, this new experimental film continues Signature in the Schools’ tradition of shedding contemporary light on historical subjects in exciting and innovative ways. Starring Felicia Curry (The Scottsboro Boys) and a cast and crew of Northern Virginia high school students.

Interested in sharing this film with high school or middle school students? Here’s the Deal was designed to complement the Virginia Standards of Learning for English, Social Studies and Theatre. Classroom viewings are completely free and include a teacher’s resource webpage and an optional free workshop taught by Signature teaching artists. For more information, email

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How to watch on your TV

Here’s the Deal can be streamed on your computer or watched on your TV through the Marquee TV app. The app is available on multiple devices, including newer model Samsung Smart TVs, AppleTV, Roku, ChromeCast, Amazon Fire Stick and more.

More information from Marquee TV

Single stream tickets are available for purchase for $5.

  • Signature in the Schools is sponsored by Bonnie Feld and Amazon

  • Additional support is provided by The Benton-Briggs Fund of the Arlington Community Foundation, Mike Blank, Dominion Energy, Mary Ann Gilleece, Frank Guzzetta & Paul Manville, Andrew A. Isen, Louis Mazawey, PayPal Gives, David S. Shrager Foundation, Venable Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Washington Forrest Foundation.

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