Theatre Performance: The Secret in the Wings


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Philbin Studio Theatre

The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman weaves together a number of fairy tales told through a variety of techniques. Each one cuts off before its conclusion, and then all are neatly resolved into a charming ending that reminds us that they are, after all, just fairy tales. Nimala Nataraj in SF Station says that Zimmerman “presents a captivating rendition of lesser-known European fairy tales that takes viewers on a hypnotic voyage into the murky underbelly of human impulses. Slicing up these stories and enmeshing them in a framework that quickly dissolves and makes the border between storyteller and tale indistinct, Zimmerman opts for an arrangement that makes the entire stage glow with prescience; and every character promises a bizarre finale.”

Ticket prices range from $7.00 to $15.00. Contact the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for more information at 574.631.2800.