Part one of THE WARE TRILOGY
By Suzan Zeder
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
February 26-March 1, 2015
Paramount Main Stage
Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told through poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journey of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.
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. Click here to select your trilogy multi-play package.
|Mother Hicks||Cayla Kamarow|
|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|