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hangar1From May through August, the Hangar Theatre Company will offer five unique artistic virtual experiences as its 2020 Mainstage season. These new virtual productions, chosen for these times of change and transformation, include The Skin of Our Teeth, by Pulitzer Prize-winner and Our Town playwright Thornton Wilder; Uncommon Excerpts and Others, an evening of scenes and essays by Wendy Wasserstein; and a sneak peek at Queens Girl In The World (slated for the 2021 season).

This week the hangar announced the remaining two titles: Honk Your Horn: Celebrate! Musical! Theatre!; and Sense and Sensibility.

"These virtual offerings are all live, streaming events created collaboratively by individual artists interacting virtually from their homes," says."

The Skin of Our Teeth
Saturday, May 23. 7:30 p.m.
By Thornton Wilder. Directed by Michael Barakiva.
Our Town playwright Thorton Wilder's poignant and hilarious epic about how humanity endures and triumphs in times of great change.
Featuring 25+ beloved local actors & Hangar alum! Performed with special permission from the Wilder Estate.
Sponsored by Travis Hyde Properties.

Uncommon Excerpts and Others: The Wendy Chronicles
Saturday June 20th. 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Michael Barakiva & Shirley Serotsky.
Scenes and excerpts from the life and work of Tony and Pulitzer- Award winning Wendy Wasserstein, ranging from her well-known comedies (The Heidi Chronicles, Sister Rosensweig) to her insightful lesser-known essays.
Compiled by the Hangar Artistic Director, Michael Barakiva, who worked for Wendy for the last five years of her life.
Performed with special permission from the Wasserstein Estate.
Sponsored by C.S.P. Management.

Queens Girl In The World
Saturday July 11. 7:30 p.m.
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
The Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, an African-American teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Her joys, challenges and heartbreak act as a unique lens on the civil rights movement as she journeys from her all-black neighborhood in Queens to an exclusive private school in Greenwich Village. Performed with special permission from Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
Sponsored by Shelley & Ron Cooper.

Honk Your Horn: Celebrate! Musical! Theatre!
Saturday July 25. 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Michael Barakiva
A celebration of musical theatre with stars and songs from recent Hangar history.. Featuring Austin Scott, who played Bennie in the Hangar's 2016 production of In The Heights, and most recently starred as Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway!

Sense and Sensibility
Saturday August 8. 7:30 p.m.
By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Shirley Serotsky.
A bold, boisterous, and timely take on Jane Austen's classic novel by Lansing native and Ithaca College alum Kate Hamill. Hamill is one of the top 3 most produced playwrights in the country, and Hangar audiences will recognize her writing from past productions Pride & Prejudice (2018) and Little Women (2019).

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