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Sump'n Like Wings

First Preview: Sep 21, 2024

Opening Date: Oct 10, 2024

Closing Date: Nov 02, 2024

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Theatre Row - Theater Four

410 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036

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“I’ll kick yer ole door down! Lemme out! Lemme out!”

Sump’n Like Wings is the story of Willie Baker, a 16-year-old girl too proud and too wild for the life she’s living. Her mother runs the dining room in the hotel her uncle owns. Willie is stuck helping her, squirming under her thumb while her uncle argues for tenderness and compassion.

“You cain’t keep her in a place
that’s got a lid on it.
She’s got sump’n inside of her like wings,
and she’ll beat off the cover,
and she’ll go away…”

Sump’n Like Wings is a story of the lessons learned by families about freedom and limits—about love, respect and safety. It’s a story about home and about leaving home.

Sump’n Like Wings is set in Oklahoma, six years after the Indian and Oklahoma Territories became the 46th state in the Union in 1907. Lynn Riggs owes his lasting fame to the musical named after his home state, Oklahoma!, based on his 1930 play Green Grow the Lilacs.

Three times New York producers took out options on Sump’n Like Wings, but those options all lapsed without a production. Written in 1925, published in 1928, Sump’n Like Wings played ‘One Night Only’ on November 27, 1931 at the Detroit Playhouse. The following year a Flemish translation was produced in Brussels, where it made “a profound impression.”

Mint Theater Company will now present the New York Premiere, which remains a resonant and compelling story about love, family and home.
Show Notes

Show Notes: 2 short intervals

Performance Schedule:


No 7 PM performances September 25 & October 2, 11, 16 & 23


Raelle Myrick-Hodges

Written by

Lynn Riggs

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$39 - $99


Curb Ramps

There are curb ramps on 9th Ave. or Dyer Ave.

Directions Bus

M42, M11, M16


Wheelchair accessible. On second floor lounge and on C level – (lower level)

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, N, R, W, Q, 7, S, C, E, to 42nd St / Times Square.


Elevator to all floors


Street level

Water Fountain

Located on all levels (all accessible)

Assisted Listening System

Available at the bar on the second floor. A photo ID is required to hold as a deposit.

Wheelchair Info

Theatre Four is located on the lower level on the facility and is accessible by elevator. Row G is fully accessible; all other rows require stairs.

Folding Armrests

Fixed armrests


None on premises

Visual Assistance

None available


Theatre Four uses ParkWhiz -

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, N, R, W, Q, 7, S, C, E, to 42nd St / Times Square.

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By Bus:

M42, M11, M16