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School Department Events

Theatre and Communication

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

William Carey University will present Lisa Loomer's "Bocon", an award-winning fable filled with humor and enchantment, at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, February 10 and at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 14 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.  The fable, written in response to the turmoil in Central America during the late 1980s, tells the story of the 12 year-old Miguel, an irrepressible "bocon" (the Spanish word for big mouth). Miguel, a natural storyteller, loses his voice when his parents are taken away by a military regime.  He then begins a metaphorical journey north to Los Angeles.  The journey shows Miguel meeting a host of dangerous magical spirits and again finding his voice along with the courage to cross the border into a new life.  Admission to "Bocon" is free, but advance reservations are required.  Reservations may be made by calling (601) 318-6221.  The box office will be open from 1 until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday beginning February 3.