WINGS @ Fortune Theatre

by Insiders Dunedin

hree sisters, separated for the last decade, reunite to attend the funeral of their late mother. Ten years is a long time - a lot can change, a lot stays the same. It's long enough to do some things you might need to hide forever...

Wings is the family road trip that we all recognise. The three girls bicker and laugh and dance to B*Witched, that is until they take an unexpected turn into uncharted territory. With increasing pressure to confront their difficult past, they are sent hurtling towards the breathtaking fallout that no one is ready for.

Writer Jess Sayer is one of New Zealand's brightest, upcoming playwrights, with the likes of Theatreview's John Smythe calling her "a playwright to watch".

Director Jordan Dickson is thrilled to be bringing Wings back for a special return performance. "I read the script for the first time at 7am on a Sunday morning, possibly a little hungover, and it woke me up more than any short black could. Sayer has crafted three characters that really leap off the page, with dialogue feels totally believable and a scenario so familiar. It's a formula that convinces you to care about these three girls, right before it punches you in the gut. It's brilliant."

Wings plays at the Fortune Theatre Studio (231 Stuart Street) on September 17th at 7:30pm - Tickets available from fortunetheatre.co.nz or call Maureen at the Fortune box office - (03) 477-8323

“All in all, Wings is a brilliant production. The ensemble cast play off each other well and have clearly worked very hard with their director at developing their characters' relationships. They bring to life the nostalgia of a New Zealand childhood, as well as the fear of what losing your family can mean and the darkness which that fear brings into the lives of those left behind. ” – Theatreview

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