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Mary Zimmerman's THE SECRET IN THE WINGS Opens Tonight at The Access Theater


Mary Zimmerman's THE SECRET IN THE WINGS Opens Tonight at The Access Theater

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre presents THE SECRET IN THE WINGS by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Emily Lyon+.

THE SECRET IN THE WINGS, a dark and mysterious play by Mary Zimmerman, brings lesser-known tales to life through ensemble-driven, playful storytelling. These dark fairytales are an imaginative mash-up of childhood fantasy, hopes, and fears (both real and imagined). With neighborly ogres, sullen princesses, and fraternal swans, Hedgepig probes what frightens us most. (Appropriate for ages 13+.)

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre
The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman
December 13th-17th, 2017
The Access Theatre, Gallery Theater
$18, AEA Showcase

THE SECRET IN THE WINGS opens previews on Wednesday, December 13th at 8 PM and opens December 14th at 8 PM with 5 performances through Sunday, December 17th.

Wednesday, December 13th at 8 PM - Preview Performance
Thursday, December 14th at 8 PM - Opening Night with Talkback with Dramaturg, Danya Martin
Friday, December 15th at 8 PM - Post show gathering with the cast and director, Emily Lyon
Saturday, December 16th at 2 PM
Saturday, December 16th at 8 PM - Post-show talkback with Dramaturg, Danya Martin
Sunday, December 17th at 2 PM

THE SECRET IN THE WINGS by Mary Zimmerman is a compilation of seven lesser-known fairytales. In the ensemble spirit, nine actors weave through each tale playing a variety of roles. Emily Lyon, a member of Hedgepig and our resident director, will take the helm after successful Hedgepig runs of A Taste of Shakespeare (August 2017), Women of Williams County by Karly Thomas (October 2016), and Interior: Panic by Tennessee Williams (August 2014). Music by Mary Candler, Artistic Director.

Somie Pak, costume designer, returns to Hedgepig (previous: Women of Williams County) to bring both the illusion and reality of these fairytales to life. Dan Daly, scenic designer, and Dayna Johns, properties designer, transport us to a dusty attic where all dreams are possible.

THE SECRET IN THE WINGS is an approved Actors' Equity Association showcase. Additional information and tickets can be found at

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre brings THE SECRET IN THE WINGS to life with Director, Emily Lyon+; Music Composition: Mary Candler*+, Production Stage Manager, Margaret Baughman; Scenic Designer: Dan Daly; Costume Designer: Somie Pak; Properties Designer: Dayna Johns; Sound/Lighting Designer: Megan Culley; Dramaturg: Danya Martin; and an outstanding acting ensemble including: Nazlah Black+, Mary Candler*+, Danielle Cohn+, Andrew Hutcheson*+, Sara Hymes*+, Gregory Jon Phelps*+, Isreal McKinney Scott*, Alex Tissiere+, Olivia Williamson*+

* denotes member of Actors' Equity Association
+denotes member of Hedgepig Ensemble

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