The Springer Opera House presents the World Premiere of "Mother of Rain!"
By Karen Spears Zacharias
Adapted by Paul Pierce
Winner of the Weatherford Award for Fiction
In remote Southern Appalachia, the mountain trails and hollows beckon young Maizee Hurd after she is left homeless by tragedy. A new life unfolds for Maizee as World War II looms. With only a small suitcase, a rag doll and her mama’s Bible in hand, Maizee arrives in the isolated village of Christian Bend with its strange language, superstitions and tri-racial inhabitants. When the shock waves of war shatter the calm of the community, even the local healer, Burdy Luttrell, can’t silence Maizee’s “voices” and a deaf-mute child named Rain knows far more than he lets on.
Ages: 13 and up