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