Death Wings: an award winning play with songs by Bess Welden

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Death Wings: an award winning play with songs by Bess Welden

Theater performance and interactive art installation exploring the mysteries of human love, connection, loss, and letting go.

By Meetinghouse Arts

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, April 20 · 7:30pm EDT


Meetinghouse Arts 40 Main Street Freeport, ME 04032

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About this event

Death Wings, by Maine playwright Bess Welden, unfolds over the last 100 minutes of central character 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 help 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. Learn more about this expansive performance at

Performances April 20-22 and April 27-29 at 7:30 PM.

April 21 show will include a post-show discusssion.

April 27 show will be an ASL interpreted performance.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are offered on a "pay what you choose" model from $0-25 in increments of 5. Please choose whichever ticket price is right for you.

The audience is invited to explore the interactive art installation beginning at 6:30 PM immediately prior to each performance.

Rehearsal photo: Denise Poirier stars as the main character, Grand in Death Wings, a play with songs by Bess Welden. Photo by Nori Hilton.

About the organizer

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Meetinghouse Arts

The mission of Meetinghouse Arts is to cultivate Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture by fostering creative collaboration, expanding access to arts and cultural assets, and amplifying the arts and culture as powerful tools to create, strengthen, and connect community.

Meetinghouse Arts is a newly renovated, flexible, multi-use arts venue located within the historic First Parish Church, at 40 Main Street in downtown Freeport, across from the Freeport Historical Society. Meetinghouse Arts contains a 200-seat performance venue, an art gallery, exhibition space and gathering hall.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Bath Savings Institution, watch for our newly designed website coming soon!

$0 – $25