Mother Hicks is an evocative story, richly realized through all of the resources of theatre including poetry, character and story. The setting includes various locations in and around Ware, Illinois, in the late spring of 1935 during the Great Depression. This play is about three outsiders—a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.
Talk-back session with cast and director will take place after the March 12th 2:00 PM performance.
Adam Hsu as Tuc
Hannah Davis as Girl
Jacqueline Fisher-Parks as Mother Hicks
Elijah Frederick as Ricky Ricks
Lynette Brown as Izzy Sue Ricks
Greg Klino as Jake Hammon
Theo Siefert as Howie Hammon
Deanna Podstawa as Alma Ward
Anthony Mendoza as Hosiah Ward
Kevin McCray as Clovis P. Eudy
John Frederick as Wilson Waker
Mother Hicks is presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.