Mint Theater Will Give a New York Premiere to Lynn Riggs' Sump'n Like Wings | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Mint Theater Will Give a New York Premiere to Lynn Riggs' Sump'n Like Wings

Raelle Myrick-Hodges is directing the Off-Broadway run of the work from the playwright perhaps best known for penning the source material behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!.

Mint Theater Company is set to present the New York premiere of Lynn RiggsSump'n Like Wings. Performances will begin September 21 at Theatre Row Off-Broadway, with opening night set for October 10. The limited engagement will continue through November 2. 

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

Sump'n Like Wings follows Willie Baker, a 16year–old girl too proud and too wild for the life she’s living in Oklahoma. Her mother runs the dining room in the hotel her uncle owns, and Willie is stuck helping her. 

A good play often means different things to different people," Mint 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 that everywhere. You may see it as a play about growing up, or about friendship, or family, or about the need for independence or freedom—and the dangers that accompany both. Riggs has written a remarkable play about home. I’m grateful that we get to introduce it to you.”

Sump'n Like Wings was written in 1925. Riggs' plays also include Green Grow the Lilacs, which was the basis for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!.


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