Raleigh Little Theatre presents WHEN SHE HAD WINGS

Raleigh Little Theatre presents the area premiere of Susan Zeder's When She Had Wings, which opens on March 17 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

In this play, a young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just might be Amelia Earhart. The mysterious lady has taken up residence in the cockpit. Using live sound and puppetry, this play reminds us that, with a little imagination, anything is possible.

"This is my favorite play for young audiences I have read in years. It's a magical, highly theatrical journey that delivers a powerful message: no matter what is weighing you down, you can beat it. You can soar. And often you discover the very thing that felt so heavy is exactly what you needed for lift off. We are all capable of flying," said Patrick Torres, Artistic Director and Director of When She Had Wings.

During the production, RLT will host several workshops and special events to enhance the patron experience. "Tar Heel Fliers!" is a lobby exhibit about the history of women in aviation curated by the North Carolina Museum of History. "Flight in the Garden" is a workshop held by the Museum before both performances (1 and 5pm) on Saturday, March 18 during which participants can make and try their own paper airplanes in the Raleigh Rose Garden, adjacent to the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre. "A Bird's Life" is a workshop after the 1pm performance on Saturday, March 25, which celebrates man's fascination with the natural fliers of the world. It will be taught by Bob Alderink of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The production runs March 17 - April 2 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Tickets for all events at RLT can be purchased by calling the box office(919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m., or by visiting the theatre's website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

About Raleigh Little Theatre:

Founded in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the oldest, continuously operating, community theatres in the United States. RLT offers entertainment, education, and community programs year-round, reaching 40,000 people. As a community theatre, RLT engages hundreds of volunteers, under the guidance of professional staff, to achieve its mission and to bring quality live theatre to the Triangle area. Visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org for more information. Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden

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