McALLEN – With a swamp, magic conjuring and a hound dog, it's a show that has been delighting children of all ages. And now, Suzan Zeder's "Wiley and the Hairy Man" is coming to South Texas College's Cooper Center for Communication Arts.

Produced by the students, faculty and friends of the college's Drama Department, the play tells the story of a young fatherless boy named Wiley, his conjure woman Mammy, his faithful hound dog, and the Hairy Man who terrorizes him day and night. Through magic and rhyme, a chorus creates the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, which Wiley and his family call home. 

The magic of this play is not of fairy tales or ruby red slippers. It is the magic of the soil, earth and mud of the swamp; the magic of survival. In an exciting dual of wits, Wiley learns to rely on his own resources and conquers two villains - the Hairy Man and his own fear. 

STC's Cooper Center for Communication Arts is located at the Pecan Campus, 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Performances will be held June 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on June 24 at 10 a.m., and June 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. Interpretation for the deaf will be provided at the 2 p.m. performance on June 26.

General admission is $5. For more information call 956-872-2348.