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Mint Theater to Host New York Premiere of Lynn Riggs’ Sump’n Like Wings

Mint Theater to Host New York Premiere of Lynn Riggs’ Sump’n Like Wings

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Mint Theater to Host New York Premiere of Lynn Riggs Sump’n like wings

Raelle Myrick-Hodges directs an off-Broadway version of the play by the playwright who is probably best known for writing the source material for the Rodgers and Hammerstein play Oklahoma!.


Mint Theatre Company to Present New York Premiere of Lynn Riggs’ Play Sump’n like wings. Performances begin September 21 at Theatre Row Off-Broadway, with a premiere October 10. The limited engagement will run through November 2.

Raelle Myrick-Hodges will direct. Casting and additional creatives will be announced at a later date.

Sump’n like wings is about Willie Baker, a 16-year-old girl who is too proud and too wild for the life she leads in Oklahoma. Her mother runs the dining room at the hotel owned by her uncle, and Willie has to help her.

Good art often means different things to different people,” Mint’s artistic director Jonathan Bank said in a statement. “As the father of a 16-year-old, for me Sump’n like wings is a play about parenting—I see it everywhere. You can see it as a play about growing up, or friendship, or family, or the need for independence or freedom—and the dangers that come with them. Riggs has written an extraordinary play about home. I am grateful that we can bring it to you.”

Sump’n like wings was written in 1925. Riggs’ plays also include Green, growing elderberrywhich was the basis for Rodgers and Hammerstein Oklahoma!.

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