Big Play Festival!

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

BPF! FAQs
What is the Big Play Festival!?
We are concluding our summer season with something new! The Big Play Festival! is a new style of summer production this season. It will feature lightly staged readings of three BIG plays, all exploring the American Family. One BPF! ticket gets you in to all 3 plays.

What is a lightly staged reading?
A lightly staged reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes. The emphasis is on the text, acting, and imagination of the audience.

What is the schedule of the festival?
The 3 plays alternate during our regular performance times. With a single ticket purchase or your subscription, you may see as many performances as you would like, at no additional cost! See the full schedule above. For subscribers, you are automatically placed in the play that corresponds to your subscription, but you can exchange or add any performance between 8/22 and 8/31!

How do I attend?
Simply purchase a ticket to one of the performances, (or buy a subscription). You can then reserve your complimentary seats to additional performances by calling 607.273.ARTS, or by filling out this form.

I purchased a ticket for one show (or am a subscriber). How do I reserve seats for additional performances?
You can reserve seats to additional performances by calling 607.273.ARTS, or by filling out this form.

What are the plays in the 2019 BPF!?

BPF! August: Osage County

By Tracy Letts

Directed by Beth Milles

A dysfunctional family reunites at their family home in Oklahoma after the patriarch, an alcoholic once-famous poet, disappears.  As they confront each other with their grudges and memories, a dark past unfolds in this telling comedy-drama that won the 2008 Pulitzer for Best Drama.

Friday, 8/23 at 8 p.m., Sunday, 8/25 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 8/28 at 2:00 p.m., & Friday, 8/30 at 8 p.m.

BPF! A Raisin in The Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Godfrey Simmons

When a family living on Chicago’s south side receives a $10,000 insurance check after their father dies, each family member has a different dream about how it might lead to a better life.  A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman playwright to be produced on Broadway, and the first with a black director. The NY Drama Critics’ Circle named Hansberry’s landmark work “best play of the year” when in debuted in 1959.

Thursday, 8/22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8/24 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, 8/28, at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, 8/31 at 3:00 p.m.

BPF! You Can’t Take It with You (chosen by 2019 Subscribers)

By George S. Kaufman and Moss hart

Directed by Bob Moss

Banker’s son Tony Kirby and his fiancé Alice Sycamore come from decidedly different families.  When the snobby Kirbys come to dine with Alice’s peculiar extended kin–a collection of batty but good-hearted souls—lifestyles and values collide, resulting in mayhem and comedy.  The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the screen adaptation directed by Frank Capra won the Academy Award in 1938.

Saturday, 8/24 at 3 p.m., Tuesday, 8/27 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 8/29 at 7:30 p.m., & Saturday, 8/31 at 8:00 p.m.

If you have any additional questions, please call (607)273-ARTS or e-mail info@hangartheatre.org