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Described as "lyrical, mysterious, and moving," Death Wings, by Maine playwright Bess Welden, unfolds over the last 100 minutes of Grand’s life - her memories, visions, feelings, and questions that help her discover the five sentences that tell her final story.  She's dedicated her life to making wings that she believes helps others die, and to raising her granddaughter Rachel, a scientist who is determined to fly. Full of poetry, songs, and a radical re-visioning of the Daedelus/Icarus myth, Death Wings asks us to marvel at the wonder of flight - real and metaphorical - and the mysteries of human love, connection, loss, and letting go.

Winner of the 2020 Maine State Prize of the Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights, Death Wings has been developed with Fresh Ink Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts and with Portland Stage, Pawling Theater Exchange, Real Live Theatre, and Colby College.



Upcoming Performances

March 30 - April 8, 2023

Thur/Fri/Sat at 7:30

Sun April 2 at 2:00 PM

at The Theater Project, Brunswick, ME.

Reserve tickets online or call the box office (207) 729-8584

April 20 - 29, 2023

Thur/Fri/Sat at 7:30 PM

at Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport, ME.

Reserve tickets online or at the door.

ASL interpreted performance Thursday, April 27.


Advance tickets are available at each venue’s website. Seats will also be available at the door. All performances are offered on a donation basis starting at $0. Suggested ticket donation is $5-25. 

Upcoming Installation Visiting Times

The Installation will be open for participants one-hour prior to each scheduled performance.

6:30 PM March 30, 31, April 1, April 6, 7, & 8 and 1:00 PM April 2 at The Theater Project, Brunswick, ME

6:30 PM April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport, ME


Installation visits are free and open to the public. No reservation necessary.

Photo by Nori Hilton

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