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A young man in a World War I soldier's uniform stands in front of dark grey clouds and looks to his left.

Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights February 27 & March 6, 2024
  • Pride Night February 23, 2024
  • Masks Required February 18, 2PM & March 6, 7:30PM
  • ASL Interpreted February 22, February 27 and March 10 (2PM performance only)

World Premiere

Private Jones

February 6 – March 10, 2024


A world premiere musical inspired by the true story of a deaf Welsh sniper in World War I.

Hiding his profound hearing loss, young Gomer Jones fakes his way through enlistment in the army. He becomes a celebrated sniper, but the horrors of the front threaten to expose his secret and destroy his very humanity unless he learns to trust his fellow soldiers to accept who he really is.

With an innovative soundscape and a sweeping original score, Private Jones is an unexpectedly funny and gripping musical adventure about service, friendship, and the cost of war.

Accessibility Information for Private Jones

The production will be performed in spoken English as well as some American Sign Language and British Sign Language.

Open captions to the sides of the stage and dynamic captions will be shown at every performance. Closed captions are available at every performance using the GalaPro app.

ASL Interpreted Performances are scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at 8PM, Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30PM and Sunday, March 10, 2PM. The best sightlines will be from Orchestra Right.

Currently, this show can only be purchased as part of a subscription package.
Single tickets will go on sale later this summer.

  • Masks are no longer required for most performances. Click here for Signature’s current safety policy
    Signature does not set policy by season, make sure you check the policy before attending.

  • Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

    This show is recommended for mature teens and up and has strong language, gunshot/explosive sounds, depictions of war and death, nudity, harm to animals and will use strobe lights and theatrical haze. Click through for additional details. Click here for more detailed content warnings.

  • New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan

  • Show art does not necessarily reflect production casting.
    Photo by Christopher Mueller. Model: Jonah Schwartz