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Eighth Grade Emerson Stage Field Trip

Eighth Grade Emerson Stage Field Trip
Posted on 03/02/2015

We are looking forward to two special units of study that comprise the end of our eighth grade year in English Language Arts. Toward the end of March, we will begin the first of these: “Time of my Life” where the students will explore aspects of their own identities, as well as public self-expression (poetry recital/rap/spoken word/monologue, video, singing, explaining a self-portrait...etc.) Later, we will study the classic novela Of Mice and Men. This text is set in the U.S. Great Depression and includes themes of identity, society, human connection, and friendship.

In preparation for these units of study, we attended the production Mother Hicks at Emerson College’s stage. This bilingual play (English and American Sign Language) is the first in a trilogy. It is set during the Great Depression, and centers on the same themes as our final units of study.

SPECIAL DEAL to 8th graders who would like to see the second play in the trilogy!!

The Ware Trilogy continues with “The Taste of Sunrise” at Wheelock Family Theatre. For patrons and students who attended Mother Hicks, WFT is offering you a discounted ticket to see part two... when ordering tickets online or over the telephone, use promo code: HICKS and all tickets are only $20 (regularly $30).

  • Fridays | March 13 - 22 | 7:30PM, 
Saturdays and Sundays | 3PM. (6 performances only!)
  • Tickets: $30, $25, $20 (all tickets $20 with promo code: hicks)
  • Box Office: 617.879.2300; email
  • Website

The Taste of Sunrise

Written by Suzan Zeder. Directed by Wendy Lement and Kristin Johnson.

The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural world, 
to the deaf school where his mind explodes with the discovery of sign language. Tuc is a boy who must navigate the perilous path 
of love, loss, and language to weave a family out of wishes. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing directors, designers, and actors invite you to explore the cultural complexities of deafness with humor and compassion.

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 9+.

For additional information, please contact:


Charles G. Baldwin
, Director of Marketing
Wheelock Family Theatre

617.879.2147 | Email