June 17-26
Event Series Event Series: The REALNESS
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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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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).

Pay What You Will tickets are available for every performance in 2021!

This program gives individuals the option to choose a ticket price within their means. The goal in this program is to give everyone in our community the opportunity to enjoy our exciting outdoor theatre this year!

(Pay) What You Will tickets must be reserved in advance; fill out THIS FORM or call (607)273-2787. The Hangar Theatre’s commitment to accessibility is supported in part by the Park Foundation and Stumbar Parks & Salk, LLP.

New! Simply show up and bring a credit card or exact cash for what you would like to pay, no change will be provided.


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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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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.