Children's Play at MCC Theatre

East of the Sun and West of the MoonEast of the Sun and West of the Moon The Theatre & Film Arts Department at Mesa Community College is presenting a play for young audiences, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, written by Nancy Willard and directed by Matthew Allen, on September 26 and 27 at 7 pm and September 28 at 2 pm, at the Theatre Outback, located on the south side of the MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus in Mesa. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for children, students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, by reservation through, or by calling the Box Office at 480-461-7172.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a Norwegian folktale with a storyline similar to Beauty in the Beast, but with a flavor all its own. The lead character, Karen, and her peasant family fear they won’t survive the harsh winter, until a magic bear promises them wealth if she agrees to live with the bear. There, she discovers that he’s actually a prince under a powerful curse. To save him, Karen must rely on her bravery and wits to rescue the man she loves.

This play will also tour 10 different Mesa Public Schools elementary schools on Fridays during October and November as part of the Theatre & Film Arts Department’s outreach program.

Contact: Marisa Estrada, Box Office Coordinator


Phone: 480-461-7172

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013