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2019 Summer Productions

2019 Summer season:

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Or, What She Will

by Liz Duffy Adams

June 13-22

Playwright, lover, or…spy? Or, What She Will is a comedy based on the actual life of Aphra Behn, who is considered the first professional female playwright.   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 intrigue, can Aphra save the life of King Charles II and launch her budding writing career all in one night?  With her muse, Nell Gwynne, interrupting? With echoes of Restoration comedy, join us to start the Hangar 2019 Summer Season with this mad, literate romp of formidable wit. Learn more. 

 

Into The Woods

by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

June 28-July 13

This modern twist on classic fairy tales begins with characters you know and love, like Cinderella and her wicked step-sisters, Rapunzel and The Witch, Jack and his beleaguered mom, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, and other favorites.  What will they discover when they venture away from home and, into the scary, wild, often unpredictable woods? It’s a soaring musical about the power of wishes—and what really happens when they come true. Learn more. 

 

Kinky Boots

by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper

July 19-August 3

This regional premiere inspired by true events celebrates friendship and the importance of taking chances, from a shoe factory in England to the catwalks of Milan.  As Charlie Price struggles to save his family’s failing business, help arrives in the unlikely form of Lola, a drag queen 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. Learn more. 

 

Little Women

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

August 8-17

Little Women is a fresh new take on the novel by Louisa May Alcott by actress and playwright Kate Hamill. 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 wrestle 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? Learn More.

 

Big Play Festival!

August 22-31

The Hangar Theatre Company is launching a brand-new Big Play Festival! A celebration of great American plays and Ithaca’s rich theatrical landscape, the Big Play Festival! will feature lightly staged readings of sweeping plays enormous in thought, landscape, and cast size! Each of these masterpieces presents a unique view into the American Family across the 20th century. A single ticket (or 2019 subscription) gives you unlimited entry to this brand-new, BIG festival. Titles include August: Osage County, A Raisin In The Sun, and our “Subscribers’ Choice” title that was voted on and selected by our 2019 subscribers!

Big Play Festival! Titles:

  1. August: Osage County
  2. A Raisin In The Sun
  3. SUBSCRIBERS’ CHOICE WINNER: You Can’t Take It With You

LEARN MORE about the Big Play Festival!