UNCG SCHOOL OF THEATRE ANSWERS THE CALL TO ADVENTURE WITH OUR NCTYP PRODUCTION OF WHEN SHE HAD WINGS
UNCG School of Theatre wants you to soar the skies with When She Had Wings by Suzan Zeder. The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) production will be landing in the spacious Taylor Theatre at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, March 16-17. They will be offering a 2:00 p.m. matinee of the show on Sat., Mar. 16 and Sun., Mar. 17. Get excited for high-flying fun with B, a 9-year-old whose only birthday wish is to fly. “When She Had Wings is a play that celebrates being your authentic self in the face of all obstacles … and following your dreams regardless of what stands in your way,” says director, Rachel Briley, who is amazed by the response from young audiences of all ages. Rachel believes that the message of the play is one we all yearn for: “be your authentic self.” So, parents, you can sit back and enjoy the flight too as you take off on an adventure with B.
Photo description: The attached photo features the “When She Had Wings” cast when the touring production visited the Moss Street Elementary School. Photo credit: Jiyoung Park
The adventure begins with B, yep, just like the letter B, who is about to turn 10 and is not very happy about it! She is desperate to remember how to fly before her dreaded birthday comes. She knows in her heart that she was born to fly and knows that she could fly even before she could walk. When her tree house is struck by lightning one day, a mysterious stranger appears speaking only in a strange squawk. Speaking only single words and occasionally the letters KHAQQ, the call letters of the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared, B takes a journey to find out if the creature is a bird, an older woman escaped from a senior care center, or if it could possibly be Amelia herself.
About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students’ dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of only 50 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students and 2,800+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the North Carolina Theatre for Young People
Since 1962, UNCG’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People has performed live theatre for more than two million children in Greensboro, Guilford County, across the state, and throughout the region. Taylor Theatre, located at 406 Tate Street, was designed with young audiences in mind, and each of our 408 seats provides an intimate view of the stage. Building on our excellent reputation for artistic and educational programming, we offer our audiences plays drawn from contemporary literature, classics, and original works. NCTYP offers outreach programs and touring productions bringing our expertise in theatre education and drama-in-education to area educators and community members.
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