Putting silence to music

THEATER

February 18, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Two decades ago, when Arthur Kopit wrote "Wings," the notion of a play told from the viewpoint of a stroke victim -- a woman deprived of language -- seemed pretty daring. Then in 1993, two former Marylanders did something even more daring. They turned "Wings" into a musical.

Tomorrow, that musical, with a libretto by Arthur Perlman and music by Jeffrey Lunden, will make its Maryland debut at Fell's Point Corner Theatre. Bill Kamberger directs a cast headed by Nancy Kelso, in the lead role of Emily Stilson, an incapacitated former aviator and wing-walker. (Avid Baltimore theatergoers, by the way, will remember that Center Stage produced the non-musical version of "Wings" in 1983.)

Show times at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 7. Tickets are $15. Call 410-276-7837.

Pub Date: 02/18/99

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