The Secret in the Wings: High School One-Act Play March 3-5

The incredibly-talented High School Theatre program is back with a super-cool one-act play Scenes from The Secret in the Wings. What does a “one-act play” mean? You can be dinner table to theatre to couch in an hour if you live on the south side, and an hour and twenty if you live in the north. Never mind the commute–just be amazed by these talented high school actors who have polished their craft in the middle of a pandemic.

Here’s a summary of The Secret in the Wings from Northwestern University Press (go ‘cats–the other ‘cats–also wildcats but purple): 

“Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one.”

Whooooo….skeery. It almost needs not be said that this is not a show for young children. Let’s call it 14+ so we can include the freshmen. You may also want to skip if you have just hired a babysitter off of Craiglist. Don’t do that. I will say that if the high school drama teacher Mrs. Isaacs tells you it is not for kids, it is not for kids. The last time we went to the WHS 10-minute plays maybe 5 years ago now, there was no warning and one of the owlets found out there is no Santa Claus. This was not good.

Here are the details:

Thursday March 3 @ 7pm

Friday March 4 @ 7pm

Saturday March 5 @ 7pm

Weston High School Auditorium 

General Admission Seating; $10 per ticket, WHS Students attend FREE on Thursday only.

To reserve tickets, email Anne Isaacs at but you may buy tickets at the door.

Run time is approximately 40 minutes.

This play contains mature content and is not recommended for young children. 

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