Friday, June 12, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University’s Stage Center Theatre will present “With Two Wings,” by Anne Negri, on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. and June 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

In a fantasy world where people have wings, the play follows a young boy named Lyf who lives an isolated existence with his parents in the safe nest of their home deep in the woods.

Although loving, Lyf's parents have strict rules he must follow about avoiding strangers, covering his wings with a cloak and always observing rule No. 1: never, ever try to fly. One day a precocious, inquisitive girl from the outside world, Meta, bursts into the backyard, and she and Lyf become fast friends. Meta tells him about the ocean and the world beyond the nest.

This coming-of-age story puts a unique twist on the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. It is a tale that tackles the issue of parental disability with gentleness and grace.

Tickets are free for Northeastern students, faculty and staff. General admission is $5.

Stage Center Theatre also has morning performances on June 22, 23 and 24 available for youth groups, camps and schools at a group rate ticket price of $3. Contact Angie Sweigart-Gallagher at for more information.