HANGAR THEATRE STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH ROUNDING THIRD
May 27, 2011
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STEPS UP TO THE PLATE
HILARIOUS BASEBALL COMEDY LAUNCHES
THE NEW SEASON OPENING JUNE 2ND
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Ithaca, NY (5/16/2011) – The Hangar Theatre hits one out of the park with the opening of its first show of the season, Richard Dresser’s baseball comedy Rounding Third. Performances begin on June 2, 2011.
In the tradition of The Odd Couple, Rounding Third is a smart comedy that hits the laughs out of the park as the coaching styles of two fathers collide on the Little League field. Don is baseball obsessed; Michael is new to coaching with limited sporting experience. Both men rack up hits, home runs, and plenty of errors as they forge an unlikely friendship and learn to see the game - and their lives - in a new light.
Rounding Third stars Aaron Roman Weiner and Sidney Williams; both members of New York City’s notable LAByrinth Theatre company. The Hangar’s Associate Artistic Director Stephanie Yankwitt directs the popular comedy. The laugh-filled play attracted Yankwitt when she saw that it was more than funny. “It's a play about conflicting ideals, and about how our actions teach our kids in so many ways that words do not. This play was written to entertain, but more so, to illuminate. There is no audience better geared for Rounding Third than Hangar audiences.”
To attract those hard-core baseball fans, the Hangar will be offering some delicious ballpark concessions, courtesy of Simply Red Bistro at The Hangar www.simplyredbistro.com. Offering “an exclusive baseball dinner buffet under the stars and awning” for just $25 all inclusive, the grill will be fired up with stadium favorites, available at every performance of Rounding Third. Then take your seat and enjoy “(the) clash of styles and wills (that) drives this funny, acerbic and touching play through the bumpy terrain of fatherhood and baseball." - Playbill .
Regular tickets range from $18 t0 $45. Subscriptions – packed with added benefits - are also available. Associate Artistic Director Tickets can be purchased at: www.hangartheatre.org or by phone at (607) 273-8588. The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughanock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850. The Hangar business office is 171 East State Street, Suite 230 in Center Ithaca. Ithaca, NY 14851
The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. Visit our website at www.hangartheatre.org
AARON ROMAN WEINER(Don) Recent NY Theatre: A Steady Rain, TheaterWorks (Hartford, CT), Thinner Than Water, LAByrinth Theater Company; A reading of artist Jill Magid's The Redacted Manuscript at The New Museum; Goodbye Cruel World, Dir.: Robert Ross Parker; Two Thirds Home, Dir.: Giovanna Sardelli; Port Authority Throw Down, Dir.: Arin Arbus. Recent Chicago theatre: Class Dismissed, Symmetry (After Dark Award winner, Outstanding Performance), Pyretown, Touch (Joseph Jefferson Award nominee- Best Actor), all at Victory Gardens Theatre (2001 Regional Tony winner). Film: Public Enemies, Osso Bucco, The Express. Aaron's play Rail King, which he directed, was written for and produced by Developing Artists Theater Company. His latest play, Love, Me, was developed by LAByrinth Theater Company at their annual summer intensive. Training: Carnegie Mellon, Circle in the Square.
SIDNEY WILLIAMS (Michael) Off-Broadway: Stephen Adley Guirgis’ Little Flower of East Orange director Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Glaudini’s Identical Same Temptation (Theatre for the New City), Andrea Ciannevei’s Pretty Chin Up (Shiva Theatre) NY Stage: Michael Puzzo’s The Dirty Talk director Padriac Lillis, Eduardo Machado & Joseph Chaiken’s That Tuesday, Al Pacino’s Oedipus director Estelle Parsons (Actors Studio), Savior director Malindi Fickle (Manhattan Ensemble), Kelly Stuart’s Mayhem (Lion Theatre). Film: Handsome Harry, Up to the Roof, Fear of Falling, Haunts TV: Law & Order, Ghost Stories with Rip Torn, Sopranos, Louie. Member: Actors Studio and LAByrinth Theatre Company.
STEPHANIE YANKWITT (Director) Stephanie is thrilled and delighted to serve as the Associate Artistic Director; Head of Casting & New Work at the Hangar Theatre. Recent directing credits at the Hangar include "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" (Kiddstuff 2010/NY Tour), and "Love Makes the World Go Round" (CabarETC. Fall 2010). As part of the Hangar's commitment to new play development, Stephanie also curates the New York City reading series, The Hangar Pilot Reading Series. Recent playwrights include Kristopher Diaz, Lauren Feldman, and Ithaca local artist Wendy Dann. Also a Casting Director and a Teacher based out of NYC, Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts/Stella Adler Studio.