MCC play a family holiday treat


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

themes surrounding

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@



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