:: Youth Theatre uses voice, hands in ‘The Taste of Sunrise’ ::

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Youth Theatre uses voice, hands in ‘The Taste of Sunrise’

JOSE FRANCO, Entertainment Editor
Published March 29, 2007

“For its last show of the season, the Spartanburg Youth Theatre is tackling the award-winning ‘The Taste of Sunrise’ by Susan Zeder.

The production features two deaf actors, Lance Hall (adult Tuc) and Brandon Holst (young Tuc) from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind, and an ensemble of hearing actors who have learned American Sign Language.

‘It’s just a fantastic script for children’s theater,’ said Mary Nicholson, managing director of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre. ‘Most children’s theater is classic fairy tales. The author (Zeder) is very well-known in reaching well above children’s levels. We’ve done four of her shows.’

The play is directed by Harry Culpepper Jr., who is CODA (child of deaf adults), the oldest of three hearing sons to deaf parents. He grew up with a deaf family, including his parents, grandparents and great-aunt and…”

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