Center Stage play continues

Mother Hicks at Center Stage Theatre continues.

The play features a deaf character, which will be played by Joseph Ronan of West Haven, an actor who is deaf. The production will use interpreters, who will sign the entire play for interested deaf patrons.

 An award-winning play by Suzan Zeder, Mother Hicks places the audience in the town of Ware, Ill., during the Great Depression. The play features three people living on the outskirts of society: a young deaf man, an orphan girl, and a mysterious older woman who lives all alone on a hill outside of town. The year, 1935, is hard for everyone, but especially for the girl, who — with no family of her own — gets passed around from household to household, until, with the help of a caring young, deaf man, she encounters the eccentric but nurturing Mother Hicks. Mother Hicks touches the heart of this lost little girl, helping her to find herself.

Joining Ronan in lead roles are Shelton Intermediate School student, Ainsley Lougal, as “Girl” and East Haven resident, Joyce Piscitelli, as Mother Hicks. Other Shelton residents include Margaret Mikan, Justin Zenchuk, Justine Critchley, Rainey Martovich, Colby Trembley, Ben Souza and Bobby Marcinauskis

Performances will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 17; Sundays at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11, and 18; and Thursday at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Center Stage is located at 54 Grove Street. For further information about Mother Hicks or Center Stage, visit or call 203-225-6079.