In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience ﬁnd something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims ﬂock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected.
Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness.
WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019
Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare and Co-Produced by Collapsing Horse Theatre. This tour is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and co-produced and co-presented by Riverbank Arts Centre with Dan Colley and Matt Smyth and supported by field:arts.
★★★★★ ‘fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection’ The Arts Review
★★★★ ‘a model of ingenuity’ The Irish Times
★★★★‘There is as much for adults to enjoy about Collapsing Horse’s family-friendly fable as there is for children’ Sunday Business Post
★★★★ ‘Watch the sublime production take flight, only after showing what really matters.’ Musings In Intermissions
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