An Odyssey

Aug 26-Sept 4
Event Series Event Series: An Odyssey

An Odyssey
August 26-September 4
A community-created theatrical spectacular!
Co-production with The Cherry Arts. Directed by Samuel Buggeln.


An epic new piece of theatre created by our town, for our town. An Odyssey will celebrate the skills and talents of Ithaca’s diverse communities, working alongside professional theatre artists, to create a fresh and unexpected adaptation of Homer’s unforgettable tale. With music, magic, and adventure for all, it will reflect the myriad journeys we have all been taking, and must continue to take, during this extraordinary time in our lives.

CONTENT WARNING: An Odyssey contains scenes of loss and bereavement and instances of insensitive language.
An Odyssey is approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.

*-Preview performance

This project is made possible, in part, with funding from The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.




Preview: Thursday, August 26

Previews are shows performed in front of an audience prior to their official opening. The purpose of preview performances is to give the director and creative team a chance to experience the production with an audience present, while adjustments can still be made. This summer, the Hangar will offer one preview for each production.

8/31 Tuesday Talkback: Members of the creative team will host an online event to share information about the performance before the show on Tuesday, August 31 at 5 PM REGISTER NOW!

8/31 Filmed Production: This performance will be recorded by Well Said Media.

9/1 The Journey Home: An Epic Simile: As part of the community partnership, The Senior Troupe of Lifelong will present a free event, Wednesday, September 1 at 2:30 PM on the set of An Odyssey, on the outdoor Tompkins Trust Company Stage at the Hangar. The Journey Home: An Epic Simile, in collaboration with the Hangar Theatre and The Cherry Arts, will explore themes of our journey home. Watch troupe members perform stories from their lives based on The Odyssey! Click here

9/1 Virtual Community Conversation: Wednesday, September 1, 5-6 PM. A public panel discussion exploring the production’s themes of survival, migration and displacement with Ithaca City of Asylum board members Athena Kirk and Bethany Dixon, moderated by dramaturg Aoise Stratford. Free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit The Cherry Arts Facebook event page

8/26 + Thursdays Feasting the Sea-God: Thursdays, Outdoors at the Cherry. With storyteller Jay Leeming
Admission: $10 suggested. LEARN MORE


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Pay What You Will tickets are now available at every performance!

SUBSCRIPTIONS Save big and reserve your seats now! Purchase a summer 2022 subscription HERE.

The Hangar will produce our full roster of summer programming live and in-person in the summer of 2021. This will include the Hangar Lab Company, an outdoor KIDDSTUFF season, The Wedge, and Next Generation School of Theatre classes.
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