THE SECRET IN THE WINGS
BY MARY ZIMMERMAN
WHEN: August 25th & 26th, 2015 5-7pm
WHERE: LONE STAR COLLEGE-PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, Tx 77073
NEEDED: A prepared one-two minute comedy or dramatic monologue or cold readings will be available
CASTING INFO: NEEDED 4 Woman & 5 Men
Rehearsals will begin August 27th…Performances will be October 14-18
Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. 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. As in Zimmerman’s other productions, here she uses costumes, props, sets, and lighting to brilliant effect, creating images and feelings that render the fairy tales in all their elemental and enduring power.
“Captivatingly simple, disturbingly evocative and richly transgressive, ‘Secret’ is a journey into fantasy nightmares framed as a dream-through the identity of the dreamer is one of its odder twists. It’s a theatrical feast of compelling interplays between set, lights, costumes, and sound.”-San Francisco Chronicle
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