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DENTON —A story
of love and acceptance is told through the use of poetry and American
Sign Language as the Texas Woman’s University Drama Department
presents Mother Hicks at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, in the
Redbud Theatre, located on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus.
There is no charge for
admission. For group ticket reservations and other information,
contact Sharon Benge, TWU Drama program director, at (940) 898-2518.
takes place during the Great Depression in a small, southern Illinois
town beset with illness, drought and a failed economy. The townspeople,
looking for someone to blame, focus on Mother Hicks, an eccentric
woman who lives alone at the top of Dug Hill. They say she’s
a witch, but only two other town outcasts — Tuc, a young deaf
man; and an orphan known only as Girl — know the truth.
The play, written by
Susan Zeder, one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family
audiences, explores the roots of prejudice and looks at fear bred
of misunderstanding. In doing so, it speaks to the redeeming power
of acceptance and love.
The TWU production features
Shasenka Lopez as Mother Hicks; Eric Breland as Tuc; and Amanda
Kelts as Girl. Other cast members include Reginald Peters as Ricky
Ricks; Effua Oginga as Ricky’s mother, Izzy Sue Ricks; Joshua
Scott Handcock as Howie Hammon; Travis Ross as Howie’s father,
Jake Hammon; Veronica Parrish-McGruder as Eunice P. Eudy; Brista
Hurst as Wilma Walker; and Travis Ross and Alicia Green as Hosiah
and Alma Ward.
is directed by TWU graduate student Patricia Stepken. Set design
is by Alicia Green, with Margaret Marrs as props designer. Sound
design is by Jaymes Gregory; hair and makeup designs by Mandy Bruce;
lighting design by Christina Blankenship; and choreography by Macy
Thorton. Stefanie Glenn is the stage manager.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456