The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman is a dark and mysterious play that brings lesser-known tales to comment on the power of storytelling and how it can teach enduring lessons about life and love. These dark fairy tales are an imaginative mash-up of childhood fantasy, hopes, and fears (both real and imagined). With neighborly ogres, sullen princesses, and fraternal swans, the play probes what frightens us most.
The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one. The central tale is told without interruption, after which each previous tale is successively resumed, with each looming disaster averted.
The play asks its audience to consider what is hidden in the wings of our collected consciousness. We are encouraged to question and sometimes not trust our own eyes, particularly because some things are not always what they appear to be.
Performances will take place on November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @7:30pm & November 17 at 4pm. Every Performance will take place at the Leeward Theatre.
For tickets go to https://tinyurl.com/LeewardTickets or call the Leeward Theatre box office at (808) 455-0385 open 10-2 Monday Through Friday.
Friday, 15 November, 2019
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Cost:$10 - $20
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