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Mother Hicks

The Stage Company, in association with the Southern Illinoisan, presents Mother Hicks, which will be performed July 11-13, and 18-20, 2014. 


To purchase tickets at any time on line, click the Box Office link above. The box office at the Varsity Center for the Arts will open for ticket sales on Saturday, July 5th. 

Mother Hicks is an evocative story, richly realized in and around Ware, Illinois, in the late spring of 1935 during the Great Depression. The play is about three outsiders—a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy Tuc, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

About the playwright: Suzan Zeder has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading playwrights for young and family audiences in the United States. Her plays have been produced in all 50 states by professional, university and community theatres. Dr. Zeder is a four-time winner of the Distinguished Play Award by the American Alliance of Theatre and Education and has served as a panelist and site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts and Theatre Communications Group. Dr. Zeder is the former head of playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin, where she held the Endowed Chair in Theatre for Youth/Playwriting. She currently lives in Santa Fe, N.M.