Wings (Kopit)

by  Arthur Kopit

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 5f

"The most distinguished work of this season." - The New York Times

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Wings (Kopit)

by  Arthur Kopit

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    4m, 5f
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    • Cutting Approved for Competition
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    • Competition or audition material

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This remarkable play starred Constance Cummings in a Tony-winning performance on Broadway. Emily Stilson, seventy years old and a celebrated former aviatrix and stunt pilot, suffers a stroke and is plunged into a world of disorientation and grief. Memories flood in between painful attempts to relearn the basic functions of everyday life. Aided by a dedicated young therapist, Emily’s flights of memory and emotion create an evocative portrait of the ability of the human spirit to renew and survive. An actress' tour-de-force.
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Reviews

"The most distinguished work of this season." - The New York Times

"A compassionate and moving study in courage destined to be one of the unforgettable memories of many a season, a play to be experienced and understood." - The New York Post

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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4m, 5f
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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conv ...

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