Over thirty years in the making - Suzan Zeder’s Ware Trilogy captures the pulse of key moments in American History.
Zeder’s first play of the series, Mother Hicks (shown above in the 1995 production), was published in 1986. Set in the 1930s, Mother Hicks introduces us to three outsiders: a Deaf young man, Tuc; a foundling child, known only as Girl, and a mysterious recluse, Mother Hicks, who the townspeople suspect of being a witch.
This month, we get to catch up with Tuc, Girl, Mother Hicks and the community of Ware again in the final installment of the trilogy, The Edge of Peace (shown above in the upcoming 2013 production). Set in the last days of World War II, a young soldier from a small Illinois town is declared missing in action. Buddy, the soldier’s little brother, refuses to believe what seems inevitable. Told through the visual poetry of sign language, Tuc, the town’s Deaf postman, shares the story of one community struggling to make sense of a world at war.
We invite you to meet the townspeople of Ware! The Edge of Peace runs Feb. 1 - 10 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Produced by UT Austin in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Edge of Peace cast includes award-winning professional actors from Seattle, Chicago and Austin. Buy your tickets today!
Further explore the world of Ware on February 9. Abridged readings of Mother Hicks and The Taste of Sunrise will be featured along with insight from playwright Suzan Zeder. Learn more now.