This book represents two of the most important plays in Deaf theatre. Sign Me Alice is an outrageous comedy and the most popular play ever shown at Gallaudet University. Based on Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, it teaches lessons about Deaf people and their conflicts with hearing world over styles of communication. Laurent Clerc: A Profile is an historical play about the Deaf Frenchman who sacrificed his personal life to become America's first teacher of deaf children and who is the father of American Sign Language (ASL). Along with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, he made American Deaf education possible in early 1800s.