Zorro Rides Again at MCC’s Theatre Outback

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Angela Askey

Zorro or the Curse of Capistrano, a devised piece written and directed by Oscar Giner, takes the stage at Mesa Community College’s Theatre Outback, with a preview performance on November 29 at 7:30 pm and a performance run on November 30 and December 1, 6 & 7 at 7:30 pm. Matinees will be held on December 1 and 8 at 2:00 pm.

Giner developed a love of the Zorro stories while growing up in his native Cuba. As a small child, Oscar had a play-set of Zorro action figures which he had to leave behind at the age of seven, when his family immigrated hastily to the United States. He was delighted when the play-set mysteriously appeared at his home in the U.S. a few months after his arrival.

Giner has put the action of Zorro into a contemporary setting with spiritual overtones, akin to Spanish poetic realism. As part of his process for creating a devised work for the theatre, Oscar has included much input from the designers and actors in order to fully develop the finished product. Theater is often called a collaborative art, but with Oscar’s process, this exciting production is a true collaboration of many artistic talents.

Ticket prices for Zorro are $10, General Admission and $7 for Students with I.D.’s and Seniors. All seats are only $5 for the November 29 preview performance. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the Theatre Outback Box Office at 480-461-7172. Tickets will be available at the door for all performances.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Angela Askey at angela.askey@mesacc.edu or Sally Mesarosh at sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.

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