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The Taste of Sunrise

The Taste of Sunrise

By Suzan Zeder.

Product Code: TL6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 5w., including 1m. Deaf actor required and 1m. deaf actor strongly suggested with doubling, or up to 21 (5m., 6w. including 1m. deaf actor required, 1m. deaf actor strongly suggested, 10 either gender) with roles distributed.
  • Awards: AATE Distinguished Play Award | ASSITEJ: Outstanding International Play for Young Audiences | The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This bilingual play in American Sign Language or spoken English takes place in the mind and memory of the adult Tuc. He journeys through his childhood from the fever dream that took his hearing, to the language of nature which he shares with his beloved father, to the deaf school where his mind explodes with the discovery of sign language. Along the way, Tuc meets the mysterious Nell Hicks, who heals with herbs and singing spells. He also meets Roscoe, who gives Tuc his name-sign and cultural identity. He finds Maizie, a wild child of deaf parents, teenaged and pregnant with a head full of movie palace dreams. After the death of his father, Tuc must navigate the perilous path of loss, love and language as he struggles to weave a family out of wishes. He explores the moral ambiguities of our times and the cultural complexities of deafness with humor and compassion. The Taste of Sunrise is a moving prequel to Suzan Zeder's acclaimed Mother Hicks.

Notes

If producing the Ware trilogy, the playwright recommends the plays be presented in this order: Mother Hicks, A Taste of Sunrise and The Edge of Peace.

This title may be cut for time only if Act One and/ or Act Two are done in their entirety. No other cuttings are allowed.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TL6000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427439
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Flower Mound High School Flower Mound Texas 5/2/2019 5/4/2019
FSCJ South Campus, Wilson Center for the Arts Jacksonville Florida 11/8/2018 11/11/2018