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The Secret in the Wings | Mary Zimmerman

February 14, 2023 - February 18, 2023


The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film presents The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Hope McIntyre.

This inventive exploration of lesser-known fairy tales is truly an adventure of imagination, a timely use of theatre to face what we fear and to discover the power of kindness. Director Hope McIntyre says, “Storytelling is innate to us as human beings, and in this production, we celebrate creativity by using the amazing talents of the cast. The actors each play multiple characters with the enthusiasm of children playing dress-up.”

Mary Zimmerman is an acclaimed American writer and director specializing in the adaptation of classic stories of world literature for the stage, known for plays that are described as visual poetry due to their incorporation of vivid storytelling. Using Zimmerman’s analogy of playing in the backyard as children, the THFM team has been letting their imaginations run wild to bring these stories to life with narration, movement, song, and visual imagery.

The University of Winnipeg’s production features costume design by student Amelia Carlson, set design by student Shy Pattie, and lighting design by professional Larry Isacoff. All technical work is done by both junior and senior production students.

The Secret in the Wings opens Tuesday, February 14th and runs to Saturday, February 18th, at 7:30 pm each evening at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.

Make a reservation at THFM ticket reservations ( or on the 24-hour phone line at 204-786-9152.
Mature Content; this show is not appropriate for children. Please visit the link above for more information, warnings, and a map of the building entrance.

Please Note: Masks must be worn by audience members attending performances at the ACTF.


February 14, 2023
February 18, 2023
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