‘Secret in the Wings’ opens tonight in the Kelly Theater

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager
West Liberty University’s student co-directed play “Secret in the Wings” opens at Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. 

The play, written by Mary Zimmerman, is based on a collection of fairy tales. She is an American theater and opera director and playwright from Nebraska. The story is about thoughtless parents that let an Ogre babysit their daughter and the Ogre reads books to her. 
WLU Theatre Director Michael Aulick invited senior theatre major Callie Carroll as a co-director to optimize the play.
Carroll is excited about being involved in the play. She was a theater fan since she was eight years old, going into theatre has been a way for her to make friends. She directed one time in high school. 
The talented student feels confident about having a fantastic show night. She believes the audience will only see more and more interesting scenes and get involved once they sit down in the theatre. 
The crew took care of a lot of the costume design and stage setting. 
The crew members are junior ­Hunter Helms as stage manager; freshman David Gaudio as assistant stage manager; senior Amanda Tamplen as music director; adjunct professor of dance Jill Howard Warren as choreographer; senior Christopher Rees as set designer; physician assistant graduate student Alex Franke as lighting director; sophomore Autumn Carver as costume mistress; senior Alex Burdick as prop master; music majors Austin Lee, Mason West, Kody Liller as sound technicians. 
The student cast includes Alexandra Burdick, Amanda Tamplen, Ben Moore, Jalen McCrary, Daniel White, Autumn Carver, Lexy Glover, Hayden Heiserman, Delaney Bird and Shannon Shiflett. The understudies are Grant Vancamp and David Gaudio.
The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 – 30 and Dec. 6 – 8, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 9. 
Tickets are available online, and will also be sold on show days in front of the theater. For more information, contact Aulick at [email protected]
Photo Credit: Yijing Shen