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  • Kick off Women’s History Month with See, Hear, Speak WOMEN: An afternoon of Art, Theatre and Conversation at MCC

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    February 25, 2019

    MESA, Arizona – Feb. 24, 2019 – Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Ave.) invites the public to an afternoon of art, theatre and thought-provoking conversation on March 2, to kick off Women’s History Month. 

    Two mainstage performances of "Top Girls", a Caryl Churchill play about women’s achievement, takes place in the MCC Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 2. 

    Between the afternoon and evening performances of "Top Girls," theatregoers may also choose to attend the free special Saturday Art Gallery exhibition of The Body Politic at 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., with a reception and forum discussion on perspectives of women at 5 p.m. The MCC Art Gallery is in close proximity to the MCC Theatre.

    Forum panelists include MCC "Top Girls" cast, dramaturgy and director; artists from The Body Politic exhibit; and MCC faculty. The discussion focuses on perspectives of women throughout history and women’s roles in society with the opportunity to view the figurative paintings in The Body Politic exhibit. 

    "Top Girls," set in Britain in the early 1980s, examines what it means to be a successful woman, initially using historical characters to explore aspects of women’s social achievement. Tickets start at $9 and can be found at mesacc.edu/arts(mesacc.edu/arts/ZYs). For more information, contact the Theatre Box Office at 480-461-7172.

    "The Body Politic" exhibition in the Art Gallery is an investigation of the place of figurative painting in our era of political unrest. It features the work of Caroline Estelle, Rigo Flores, Tyler Griese, Lisa Von Hoffner, Larry Madrigal, Forrest Solis, Papay Solomon and Chris Vena. Please note that this exhibition contains nudity, adult themes and content, and therefore may not be suitable for all audiences. Tickets to the forum discussion and gallery exhibition are free, but an RSVP is requested (mesacc.edu/arts/ZAo). 

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    Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892

    Mesa Community Collegeis nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information visit mesacc.edu.

    Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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    Contact:
    Dawn Zimmer, Media Relations
    (480) 461-7892