The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness is Carla Ching's fractured adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel about today's constantly shifting notions of family, home, parenthood and children.
When their father dies suddenly and their mother goes on a grief pilgrimage, Chinese adoptees Greta and Han are sent to live with their ex-rockstar uncle and his young girlfriend. Wrestling with the wilds of New York and their grief, Greta gets in trouble with the law and put in a court mandated reform program and Han runs away to play music on the street. On the edge of the wilderness, Greta and Han must ask themselves: If I can't go home, where do I go? A play with music and a live twitter feed about kids growing up fast, children raising children, and shifting notions of home.
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