The Edge of Peace
By Susan Zeder
July 28 - 30, 2011
(Sign-interpreted performance at 2 p.m. Sat., Jul 30.)
In a small Illinois town in 1945, a young boy struggles to make sense of a world at war. The women have been left behind, his idolized big brother is fighting overseas, his best friend is isolated by deafness and life-changing events are unfolding far away. Featuring Northwestern’s acclaimed faculty members Rives Collins and Mary Poole and award-winning Chicago actor Robert Schleifer, the final play in Suzan Zeder’s popular trilogy (Mother Hicks, The Taste of Sunrise) examines the physical and emotional distance that separated those leaving home, coming home and staying home in the last days of World War II.
The Edge of Peace is commissioned and developed by Seattle Children's Theatre. This performance is in conjunction with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s national conference and is sponsored by the Edward F. Harris Family Foundation.