A Taste of Sunrise is a bilingual play performed using American Sign Language as well as spoken English. This shortened version of the original play follows Tuc, a deaf boy as he journeys through his childhood, from the fever that took his hearing, to the deaf school where he discovers sign language. After the death of his father, Tuc tries to navigate loss, love, and language to find friends and family.
A Taste of Sunrise was written by Suzan Zeder as part of a trilogy of plays: Mother Hicks, A Taste of Sunrise, and The Edge of Peace. This performance of A Taste of Sunrise was directed by Harry Culpepper, Jr. and performed by students from Woodmont High School in Piedmont, South Carolina. The performance was taped as part of the High School Playwrights Festival during the Southeastern Theatre Conference.