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And Neither Have I Wings to Fly


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It opened in April for a five-week run, but Chicago just wouldn't let it go away, even when its theater space was sold out from under it. The Seanachai Theatre Company's production of Ann Noble's And Neither Have I Wings to Fly may have moved to the Griffin Theatre but it's lost none of its warmth, humor, or romantic magic. The story involves two sisters, one high-strung and low-key, who seek their fortunes in the repressive society of 1950s Ireland--a search complicated by the men they love, the men who love them, the men they must leave behind, and a ghost who will not depart until all affairs are in order. There have been a few changes in the cast, but Catherine O'Conner and Kate Martin remain as the sisters Donnelly, and they continue to lead a superlative ensemble of actors portraying characters so whole and human that we can't help wishing for a sequel so we can find out what happens to them. Griffin Theatre Company, Calo Theatre, 5404 N. Clark, 935-5483. Open run: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 6 PM. $18-$22.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Greg Kolock.

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