Or, What She Will

June 13 - 22

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OPENING NIGHT WITH RECEPTION: Friday, June 14. Catered by Luna Street Food.

LATE NIGHT AT THE HANGAR: Saturday, June 15 following the 8 p.m. performance. Learn more.


Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m.

On the first Saturday matinee of Mainstage productions, patrons may pay whatever they wish! These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis starting one hour before curtain.

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PROLOGUES: Join us in the lobby 45 minutes before each Mainstage
production for a pre-show discussion led by an artist! Learn More. 

TUESDAY TALK-BACKS: Every Tuesday, stay after the show to hear the cast and
creative team share insights and answer questions

Or What She Will Press Release


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Emily Kunkel (Aphra Behn) is very excited to be making her Hanger Theatre debut. She has performed regionally at St. Louis Rep, The Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and Actors Theater of Louisville. New York credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Ontological-Hysteric and The Upright Citizens Brigade. TV credits include HBO’s “Nurse Jackie”. She is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center as well as the Actors Theater of Louisville apprentice program and is a founding member of Hook and Eye Theatre Co. emilykunkelactor.com.

Ashley Hildreth (Nell Gwynne, et al) is excited to be making her Hangar Theatre debut! She was recently an acting apprentice in the Actors Theatre of Louisville 18-19 Professional Training Company. NYC: This is Modern Art (NYTW); Platonov (New Ohio Theatre) Regional: Everybody Black and We’ve Come to Believe (Actors Theatre of Louisville). She received her BFA in Acting from Texas State University.

Austin Jones (King Charles, et al) is thrilled to be back at the Hangar this summer. Ithaca credits include The Foreigner and Pride & Prejudice at the Hangar and Ironbound at the Kitchen. In New York: Classic Stage Company, Roundabout Theatre, Public Theater, Next In Line Productions, Prospect Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, and the New York City Fringe Festival. Other Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Stamford Center for the Arts. Film and Television: “Louie”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Sopranos”, “Law and Order”, “Law and Order SVU”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Firefly and the Bride”, and “Lonely” (PBS Short Film). Austin is a co-creator of the web series Meantime. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts. austinjonessite.com

By Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by Morgan Gould                                                                             

Playwright, lover, or… spy? 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, this farce is a mad, literate romp of formidable wit. Previously produced and published under the title Or, this play is based on the actual life of Aphra Behn, who is considered the first professional female playwright.

Please Note: this play employs profanities for comedic effect!

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Our Premier Cast