Part one of THE WARE TRILOGY
By Suzan Zeder
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
February 26-March 1, 2015
Paramount Main Stage
Mother Hicks is a witch, people say.
In the small town of Ware, a foundling child known only as Girl looks to Dug Hill, curious about the witch rumored to live at the top. On her search for answers, she learns about the taste of sunrise; makes friends with a boy eloquent in the language of silence; and discovers that sometimes, family is something that's made, not given.
Set in the Great Depression and filled with live music and lyrical poetry, Mother Hicks is a family-friendly tale which will delight, educate, and inspire theater-lovers of all ages.
This show is the first part of The Ware Trilogy, a three-play cycle about the community of Ware, IL, which is produced in association with Wheelock Family Theatre and Central Square Theater. All pieces of the Trilogy are performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English.
February 26 - March 1, 2015
Student matinees (grades 3-12): 10am on February 26 & 27. Contact us to learn more about student matinees.
Regular performances: 2pm & 7:30pm on Saturday February 28, 2pm on Sunday March 1
$20 General Audience
$15 Students & Seniors
$10 Emerson Community & Children (under 16)
Ticket bundles: Get the best value by purchasing a ticket bundle—four tickets for just $30!
Group rates are also available. Please contact us to learn more about bringing a group.
Mother Hicks is the first show of The Ware Trilogy -- a series of three plays that follow a young Deaf man named Tuc as he searches for community, understanding, and a place to call home. Inspired by oral traditions gathered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Tuc’s journey is set in the context of the Great Depression and WWII.
The second part of the trilogy, The Taste of Sunrise, will be performed at Wheelock Family Theatre March 13-22, 2015
The third part of the trilogy, The Edge of Peace, will be performed at Central Square Theater April 3-12, 2015
A multi-play pass for all three productions is now on sale. Select your trilogy multi-play package »
|Mother Hicks||Cayla Komarow|
|Jake Hammon||Jonathan Acorn|
|Izzy Sue Ricks||Sarah Franco|
|Clovis P. Eudy||Joshua Telepman|
|Wilson Walker||Simon Kiser|
|Hosiah Ward||Michael Kelly|
|Alma Ward||Tonasia Jones|
|Signing Artist / Sign Captain||Olivia Moriarty|
|Signing Artist||Chelsea Glasner|
|Signing Artist||Emma Stephenson|
The Creative Team
|Scenic Designer||Samuel Vawter|
|Costume Designer||Becky Thorogood|
|Lighting Designer||Ben Rehm|
|Assistant Director||Tania Sung|
|Scenic Artist||Samantha Penninipede|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Taylor Ness|
|Master Electricians||Cameron Moustoufi & Colin Landeck|
|Assistant Master Electrician||Jeremy Stein|
|Production Supervisor||Cate Agis|
|Assistant Production Supervisor||Taylor Starr|
|Second ASM||Jessica Kemp|
|First ASM||Charlotte Morrill|
|Stage Manager||Sean Swords|