The REALNESS

June 20 - June 29
NEW! Weather Updates
Sunday, June 20th: Due to storm damage from last night, the matinee performance of The REALNESS will be delayed, for a start time of 3 PM. Pack your raincoat or hat (just in case), bug spray, and a seat cushion. See you soon!
Saturday, June 19th: The evening performance of The Realness was cancelled. Ticket Holders will receive a credit on your Hangar Theatre accounts for the price of your ticket(s) (excluding ticket processing fees), which can be used toward the purchase of any future Hangar Theatre Company performance, subject to seating availability. Credits are valid for one year. After a year has passed from today’s date (06/19/2022), your credit will be converted into a tax-deductible donation in support of the Hangar’s artistic and educational programs. Please contact the Box Office to redeem your credit for another performance (607-273-2787 or boxoffice@hangartheatre.org). The Box Office will be available by phone tomorrow (6/20) beginning at 12:30 PM. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you at the Hangar soon!

The REALNESS: another break beat play
June 17-26
By Idris Goodwin. Directed by Kyle Haden. A regional premiere!

In 1996, T.O. graduates from his high school in the suburbs and jumps into the vibrant culture of his true passion, hip-hop. Enter Prima, a dazzling MC with Lauryn Hill vibes, who takes his breath away. T.O. poses as a music journalist to get close to her, but when his story catches up to him, he must decide, in the words of his idol Biggie, is it “all a dream”? The Realness tackles history and class collision in a humorous and real way, with unique rhythm and beats.

Show Length: one hour and forty minutes, no intermission.

Content Warning: Contains Adult Language

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

Preview: Thursday, June 17

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.

Tuesday Talkbacks: In 2021, our traditional Tuesday Talkbacks will be replaced with Virtual Talkbacks on the first Tuesday of each run. The Once Talkback will occur at 4:30 PM (all other Talkbacks are at 5 PM). REGISTER NOW!

New! Matinee Concessions Sale: At every matinee (2:30 PM) performance of The REALNESS, take 50% off concessions! Does not include Mama Said Hand Pies.

Virtual Hip Hop Panel: Monday June 21, 7 PM EDT
Join the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, Hangar Theatre, panelists DJ Cut Chemist, Ernie Paniccioli, Kyle Haden, & Idris Goodwin for a riveting exploration of 1990s Hip Hop music, art, fashion, and business. Moderated by Ben Ortiz from the Cornell Hip Hop Collection!

 

TICKETS: Click Buy Tickets, or call 607.273.ARTS(2787).

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions are available now, and tickets to individual shows will be available in May. Save big and reserve your seats now! Purchase a summer 2021 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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CAST LIST

T.O. – Damon J. Gillespie
Prima – Angelica Santiago
Lord Style – Rasell Holt
Roy et al – Nicholas Caycedo
Professor Brown – Kiziana Jean-Louis

 

Director & Cast: Click images below.