Mesa Community College’s
Theatre & Film Arts Department is
presenting Susan Zeder’s signature
play, Mother Hicks, directed by
Debra K. Stevens, this holiday
The award-winning play performs
at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12, with
matinees on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.,
in the MCC Theatre located on the
south side of MCC’s Southern and
Dobson campus in Mesa.
Tickets are available by
calling the Box Office at 480-461-
7172; online at www.purplepass.
College.html; or at the door.
Interpreters for the hearing
impaired will be present at all
MCC is promoting the play as
an alternative to more traditional
holiday fare due to the rich familyoriented
the play, and the importance of
finding a place of belonging in a
complex world. The story takes
place in Ware, Ill., during the Great
Depression. Mother Hicks, whom
the townspeople blame for all of
their misfortune, takes in a young,
orphaned deaf man named Tuc, and
an orphan girl simply named Girl.
Each of these three is an outsider.
Girl yearns to have her own name;
the deaf boy is eloquent in the
language of his silence; and the
eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, is
something far more benevolent.
Told through poetry and sign
language, Mother Hicks chronicles
the journey of these three characters
as they find themselves, and each
other, in a troubled time.
Box office & ticket
information — Marisa Estrada at
480-461-7172 or marisa.estrada@