Mesa Community College - Theatre & Film Arts

2014 – 2015 Mainstage Season


Written by Linda Daugherty

Directed by Kevin Dressler

Auditions - Aug. 27th and 28st 2014 4PM – 8PM

Evening Performances - Oct. 10th, 11th,16th and 17th  2014 at 7PM

Matinee Performance - Oct. 11th and 18th 2014 at 2PM

In order to make himself appear more important, a miller lied and said that his daughter could spin straw into gold. The king heard of this and called for the girl, shut her in a tower room with straw and a spinning wheel, and demanded that she spin the straw into gold by morning, for three nights, or be executed. Just as she had given up hope, a creature appears and spins the straw into gold in return for items. So as to keep her life, the girl offers all that she can until she attempts to retract her offer only to find that she needs to fulfill the creature’s demand.

Mother Hicks

Written by Suzan Zeder

Directed by Debra K Stevens

Auditions - Oct. 7th and 8th 2014 4PM – 8PM

Evening Performances - Dec. 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th 2014 at 7:30PM

Matinee Performances – Dec. 6th and 13th 2014 at 2PM

In a small town during the Great Depression we meet three people living on the outskirts of society: a young deaf man, an orphan girl known as "Girl," and a mysterious older woman who lives all alone on a hill outside of town. Times are hard for everyone, but especially for Girl, who—with no family of her own—gets passed around from household to household, until, following clues and whisperings of her heart, she encounters the eccentric Mother Hicks. The townspeople are afraid for Girl: Mother Hicks—or so people say—is a witch. But is she really? A haunting tale told through sign-language and poetry, Mother Hicks recounts the difficult journey we all make in life, the journey to discover who we really are.

Beyond Therapy

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by David Vining

Auditions - Dec. 9th and 10th 2014 4PM – 8PM

Evening Performances - March 6th, 7th, 12th and 13th 2015 at 7:30PM

Matinee Performances - March 7th and 14th 2015 at 2PM

A quirky comedy about a lonely woman (Prudence) who replies to a personal ad and meets an eccentric, outspoken bisexual man (Bruce) who wants Prudence to be the mother of his children (and this is five minutes into their conversation). If Bruce sounds like he needs to be in therapy, he is. So is Prudence. However, both of their therapists are even more mentally messed up than the distraught main characters.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Rio

Auditions - Feb 23rd and 24th 2015 4PM – 8PM

Evening Performances - May 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th 2015 at 7:30PM

Matinee Performances - May 2nd and 9th 2015 at 2PM

Wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, unaware that he's dying of cancer and disturbed by the strained and childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper, whose wife is about to bring forth another in, celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family. Brick's wife, Maggie, beautiful and desirable, tries unsuccessfully to coax her husband away from the bottle, while enticing him and taunting him about his obsession with his deceased best friend and guilt about their relationship. The tension reaches a climax when the truth of Big Daddy's health is revealed, and he and Brick manage to resolve their differences.

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