Kids & Family Theatre

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

A Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre production. Inspired by the work of Gabriel García Márquez.

Details

$10-25 (inclusive of fees) 45 minutes
Date(s)

Apr 28, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023

Contact

boxoffice@irishartscenter.org


Location

Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Overview

Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share.

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable—a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbor 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 from what they expected.  

Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s “Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes,” Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring to life the beautiful, strange, emotional richness of this classic piece of magic realism through stunning performances in the art of puppetry.

U.S. premiere, following sold-out runs at the Dublin Fringe Festival and Abbey Theatre. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

SHOWTIMES
Friday | 7pm
Saturday | 2pm & 5pm
Sunday | 1pm & 4pm

A talkback with director Dan Colley and performers Manus Halligan and Karen McCartney, moderated by Sara Zatz of Ping Chong and Company, will follow Friday's show.


WINNER
Lustrum Award for Unforgettable Show
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022

NOMINEE
Best Production
Little Gem Award
Best Performer
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

NOMINEE
Design
IRISH TIMES IRISH THEATRE AWARDS 2020

★★★★★ “Fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection”—THE ARTS REVIEW  

★★★★★ “There's a touch of Monty Python's Life of Brian about it all … An absolute delight”—IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY  

 ★★★★ “A model of ingenuity”—IRISH TIMES


Directed by Dan Colley
Featuring Manus Halligan and Karen McCartney

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Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland.

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