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Starring Joseph Jefferson Award winner Mary Ernster and directed by Mark Lococo, Wings is an award-winning musical based on the play by Arthur Kopit. With Book and Lyrics by Arthur Perman and Music by Jeffrey Lunden, Wings has earned a Jeff Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical in New York, and wide critical acclaim. Recognized in the New York Times for its "alluring musical shimmer," Wings tells the story of Emily, who, in her adventurous youth, was an aviatrix who fearlessly walked on the wings of the family biplane. Just as she once plummeted dizzyingly through space, she is now falling through inner space as the result of a stroke. With breathtaking simplicity, this musical tale charts Emily's hesitant recovery as she begins regaining the vocabulary to accompany her reawakened emotions. But a relapse hurls her back into the void, this time to face death. In this musical's exultant view, however, Emily has merely taken flight once again, the curiosity and bravery that prompted her girlish exploits having seized her anew.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Apple Tree Theatre, Chicago