August 19 – September 6, 2020
A tale of love, family and discovering your wings.
Directed by Elizabeth Margolius
Sponsored by Tim & Jackie Danis
The Donnelly sisters are grieving over the loss of their mother and are ready for their lives to begin. We are in a country house in mid-1950s Ireland. Kathleen wavers on the eve of her wedding, torn between Leo, her sweet-tempered yet bookish fiancé, and Freddy, a dashing young actor from her past. Eveline struggles with conflicting priorities: a sense of responsibility for her lonely widowed father Peter, a coveted university scholarship and emerging feelings for Charlie, Leo’s surly roving brother. The family struggles over all this with humor and love. Ghosts and revelations of long-held secrets emerge, and all must make their choices and discover their wings.
“A wonderfully accessible and tremendously vibrant drama about love, loss, family ties, Noble’s play recalls the anguished beauty of Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.’” – Chicago SunTimes
“And Neither Have I Wings To Fly represents a return to the well-made play. One need not be Irish to enjoy this auspicious premiere production, nor to appreciate the return to craftsmanship it represents.” – Chicago Reader
“There are no high-flying theatrics or overwrought scenes, only blissful storytelling that triggers one’s innermost longings, and the hearty Irish folk humor blends effortlessly with the glorious poetry of Noble’s words.” – Chicago NewCity
“A stunning display of fantastic writing, the story of the play winds and trips through a masterfully crafted labyrinth of complicated relationships; it was a breath of fresh air, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.” – LAsplash Magazine
Best Play – NewCity Chicago
After Dark Award for Outstanding Production
Best New Work – American Theatre Critics Association nomination
Nomination Osborn Award, Emerging Playwright – Ann Noble
Students age 18 and under half price.
Curtain Times Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
*Except for Sunday, September 6 at 2 pm.
Content Advisory: There is no official rating system for live theater. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child’s age and maturity level. And Neither Have I Wings To Fly contains alcohol use, simulated smoking, mild mature themes.