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Sept. 29-Oct. 1: “When She Had Wings”

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 15, 2023

Take to the skies this fall with the College of Lake County (CLC) theatre department’s production of “When She Had Wings” by Suzan Zeder. 

When She Had Wings ArtworkPerformances are Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the Grayslake Campus. All tickets are $5. 

"Working on this performance with such a capable and joyful cast has been a magical experience,” said Director Alicia Hall. “This gem of a play shows us how powerful and transformative an active imagination can be." 

B. is a fiercely ambitious young girl and aspiring pilot who has decided that she must realize her destiny to fly before turning 10. In a makeshift airplane built in her backyard treehouse, she recounts the thrilling and legendary victories of her hero, Amelia Earhart. That night, following a tremendous thunderstorm, a mysterious birdlike visitor appears, and B. wonders if this strange creature might be an incarnation of her hero and her inspiration to finally take flight. 

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About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.