FSCJ’s dramaWORKS, American Sign Language and English Interpreting Programs Present “The Taste of Sunrise”

WHAT: Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) dramaWORKS, in collaboration with FSCJ’s American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting programs, will be presenting “The Taste of Sunrise” by Suzan Zeder. Suitable for an audience fifth-grade and up, as well as adult audiences. All performances will be interpreted for both deaf and hearing audiences.

The FSCJ dramaWORKS production of “The Taste of Sunrise” features 14 student actors, more than 10 crew members and four onstage interpreters for both deaf and hearing audiences from all areas of the First Coast. Set and lighting design is by Johnny Pettegrew, director of theatre and entertainment technology, and the production is directed by Professor of Theatre Ken McCulough.

For information and ticket reservations, call (904) 646-2222.

COST: Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 in advance for FSCJ faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. Limit two discounted tickets per ID. ($10 at the door)

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Florida State College at Jacksonville-South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246

About the Play and Production: Suzan Zeder is one of the leading playwrights for young and family audiences in the United States, and the first Endowed Chair in Theatre for Youth at the University of Texas. “The Taste of Sunrise” is one of three plays in Suzan Zeder’s award-winning “The Ware Trilogy” all set in the small town of Ware, IL. “The Taste of Sunrise” is set in the 1920’s and is focused on the central character of Tuc, who is deaf and portrayed by a deaf actor. The play is an epic saga of Tuc’s relationship with his father, the local community, and Tuc’s discovery of sign language as a key that opens up the world to him. Zeder’s play unfolds with lyrical language, striking theatricality, and the visual poetry of American Sign Language.