Mainstage

Summer and December Productions

2019 Summer season:

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Or, What She Will by Liz Duffy Adams

June 13-22

The Hangar season opens with a rollicking farce, Or, What She Will.  The comedy  is based on the actual life of Aphra Behn, who was considered the first professional female playwright.  Playwright, lover, or…spy? Desperate to escape a life in 17th century espionage, up-and-coming playwright Aphra Behn just landed her first chance with a professional company—if she can deliver her play by dawn. But in a world of romance and spies, can Aphra save the life of King Charles II and launch her budding writing career all in one night?  With Nell Gwynne interrupting? With echoes of Restoration comedy, it’s a mad, literate romp of formidable wit previously titled Or, by American playwright Liz Duffy Adams.

 

Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

June 28-July 13

Then audiences will venture Into the Woods with the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.  This modern twist on classic fairy tales begins when a witch’s curse sends a baker and his wife on a scavenger hunt that crosses paths with characters you know and love, like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and other favorites.  What will they discover when they venture away from home and civilization, in the woods? It’s a soaring musical about the power of wishes—and what really happens when they come true.

 

Kinky Boots by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper

July 19-August 3

The music continues with the regional premiere of Kinky Boots, the big-hearted Broadway hit featuring songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop legend Cyndi Lauper.  Inspired by true events, it celebrates friendship and the importance of taking chances, from a shoe factory in Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.  As Charlie Price struggles to save his family’s failing business and meet his father’s expectations, help arrives in the form of Lola, a performer in need of some eye-catching new stilettos. With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

 

Little Women adapted by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

August 8-17

Next we present actress and playwright Kate Hamill’s latest work, a fresh new take on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  Raised in Lansing, NY, and an alumn of the Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre and Ithaca College, Hamill is carving a singular role in the national theatre scene by adapting 19th-century novels into lively and spirited stage productions such as Hangar’s 2018 Pride and Prejudice. As the nation is torn by civil war, Jo March and her sisters struggle with adolescence, growing up, and discovering who they are. How do you stay true to your family when all the world wants you to become is the perfect little woman?  

Big Play Festival!

August 22-31

To wrap up the season, the Hangar Theatre Company is launching its brand-new Big Play Festival!.  A celebration of great American plays and Ithaca’s rich theatrical landscape, Big Play Festival! will feature staged readings of great plays that are all enormous in thought, landscape, and cast size!  Each of these masterpieces presents a unique view into the American Family*. A single ticket purchase (or your 2019 subscription) will give you unlimited entry to this brand-new, BIG festival. The Subscriber’s Choice option will be announced soon, with a unique opportunity for subscribers to vote!

Big Play Festival! Titles:

  1. August: Osage County
  2. A Raisin In The Sun
  3. SUBSCRIBER’S CHOICE! VOTING OPTIONS COMING SOON.

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