Everything in The Garden

December 1 – December 9, 2023 MCC Theatre All Ages Tickets start at $12.00 Theatre
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MCC Theatre

1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202


Tickets start at $12.00

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MCC Theatre & Film Arts Presents: Everything in The Garden

Dec 1 – 2, 7 -8 at 7:30 pm and Dec 2 and 9 at 2 pm

As always with Mr. Albee there is a theme beneath the surface, in this case the corruption of money and the rottenness of this bigoted exurbia where conformity to its illiberal standards and its hypocritical show of respectability is all that counts. The scene is the suburban home of Jenny and Richard.  The only thing that seems to stand in the way of their happiness is a lack of money. The action starts in an entertaining comedy of manners style. Then abruptly there enters a Mrs. Toothe in the menacing and fascinating person of Beatrice Straight who offers Jenny the opportunity to make more money than they have ever had, to buy a greenhouse and all the other luxuries that they require for their garden and their lives. Richard's realization that their newfound money is being earned by his wife's prostitution comes almost simultaneously with the return of their fourteen-year-old son from school and a champagne cocktail party which they are giving to impress their country club friends. As a result, his horror, disgust and rage has to be kept under wraps in order to keep up essential appearances until tragedy strikes, and Richard realizes that the assembled wives are all involved and their husbands are aware and condoning. More than that, they are prepared not merely to justify but defend the ends through which their means are attained—and the devastated Richard, left in agonized despair by the ironic events that charge the final moments of the play, must face the fact of his own share in their communal guilt.

Everything in the Garden is MCC Theatre’s annual student design show featuring student work from our award winning design program.

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No flash photography or food in the auditorium please

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The MCC Theatre is located on the south side of the Southern & Dobson campus just east of Dobson Avenue. Parking is free.

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Past dates

Friday, December 1, 2023 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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Saturday, December 2, 2023 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Saturday, December 2, 2023 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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Friday, December 8, 2023 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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Saturday, December 9, 2023 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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