Hangar Theatre 2017 Mainstage Summer Season
by Ayad Akhtar
June 15 – 24
Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this explosive drama explores what it’s like to be a Muslim-American living in a post 9/11 world. A play about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to fit our way into the American Dream.
** Recommended for Mature Audiences **
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
June 29 - July 15
This Tony Award-winning musical is light, fast-paced, and irreverent. Broadway’s greatest farce mashes the comedy of Ancient Rome with the great American musical. Add in a healthy shake of vaudeville and Borscht belt and you get one of the funniest musicals ever written, “Something for everyone: comedy, tonight!”
by Mimi Quillin
July 20 – 29
Blending jazz, ballet and musical theatre dance styles with popular music, Dégagé tells the story of The Dancer as she becomes the artist-in-residence in a hospice. Inspired by the patients and their unique stories, The Dancer comes to terms with her own artistry and humanity. A world premiere that intertwines dance with theatre and shows us how we can all just let go.
by Larry Shue
August 3 – 12
Stranded at an inn and terrified of strangers, Charlie does the only logical thing: pretends that he doesn’t speak any English. Of course, nothing makes the staff and guests want to confide in him more! High jinks and hilarity ensue as Charlie leads his new friends to an unexpected triumph in this comedy about learning who you can be when no one knows who you are.
Shakespeare’s R & J
by Joe Calarco
August 17 - September 2
Shakespeare’s language has never felt so contemporary in this retelling of the most famous romance ever told. Fall in love all over again with this timeless story of fate, chance, and star-crossed lovers. Adapted by the award winning playwright and director, Joe Calarco, an Ithaca College and Drama League/Hangar Directing Fellowship alum.