February 12 – February 27, 2016
*Special preview Thursday, February 11
In this darkly comic play, former college roommates Emily and Kristi reunite to celebrate the birth of Emily’s new baby, a baby unlike anything Kristi has ever seen.
SandMark Productions and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts proudly presents Baby Wings, a world premiere play by local award-winning playwright Mark Wyss. The production runs February 11 – February 27, 2016 at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts’ Blue Box Theater.
Former college roommates Emily and Kristi reunite after the birth of Emily’s first child. It’s been five years since they graduated, but it is clear that Kristi is living in the past. The visit takes an abrupt turn to the fantastical when Emily’s baby joins the reunion — a baby unlike anything Kristi has ever seen. Baby Wings deals with self-perception, self-delusion, and identity in a world where we can be anything or anyone we want to be. The show is best suited for audience 16 and over.
Directed by Tom Zuehlke
Written by Mark Wyss
Artistic Design by Sandra Wyss
Stage Managed and Set Construction by Larry Beckley
Featured performers are Quanashia Myers, Abby Stein, and Joan Williamson
Original music composed and performed by Skip Carlson of the band The Untrained Laymen
*Thursday, February 11 @ 7:30pm (preview, benefiting CHW’s The Robyn’s Nest)
Friday, February 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 19 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 20 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 27 @ 7:30pm
Talkbacks will be held after select performances. Seating is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended.
The preview performance on February 11, 7:30 pm, will benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Robyn’s Nest, “a resource for children and families identified with unmet basic needs or at-risk.”In lieu of ticket cost, a donation of baby diapers, wipes, outfits or toys would be appreciated and allow admission to the preview. Donation of these items are encouraged during other performances as well.
Tickets ($17) can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-wings-tickets-20595091473.
Proceeds from this production of Baby Wings will go to support WPCA’s youth arts education programming.
Mark Wyss is an award-winning playwright. He has received accolades from various playwriting festivals around the country. Most recently, he received the Audience Choice Award for his play A Disappearing at Fusion Theatre’s (Albuquerque, NM) 2014 short play festival “The Seven.” He is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and Board of Directors of WPCA. His published plays can be found at www.bigdogplays.com. Visit www.sandmark22.tumblr.com for more on SandMark Productions.