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Ithaca, NY — To open its 2015 Season, the Hangar Theatre will present God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, from June 11 until June 20, 2015.
This over the top comedy is directed by Hangar Theatre alum Steve Pacek, who was a crowd favorite as Seymour Krelborn in last summer’s hit production of Little Shop of Horrors.
God of Carnage is a comedy of manners, without the manners that is especially relatable to those who are parents. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, June 12 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. God of Carnage is recommended for mature audiences.
What’s the play about?
This play tells the story of what happens when two sets of parents meet following an incident involving their 11 year olds sons on the playground. Their children’s altercation involves one boy getting his tooth knocked out, their parents meet to discuss what had happened. Conflicting personalities bring out the worst in these couples as they soon prove that they are just as bad as their children.
God of Carnage features Hillary Parker, Amy Tribbey, as well as Brendan Powers who previously taught with the Hangar Theatre’s Project 4, and William Langan who previously taught as an acting professor at Ithaca College Theatre Arts, all of whom are making their Hangar Theatre acting debut.
Take your theatrical experience to the next level, enjoy free programming before and after our Mainstage performances. Join us for a pre-show discussion at our Prologue 45 minutes before every Mainstage performance. Post-show discussions happen every Tuesday at our Tuesday Talkbacks featuring an interactive discussion between the audience and the cast and crew of the production.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.HangarTheatre.org, by phone at (607) 273-ARTS (2787), or in person Hangar Theatre Box Office at the theatre (Mon-Sat between 12pm and 6pm) and one hour before curtain time. The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850.
The Hangar Theatre is committed to making theatre accessible to the entire community though its Pay What You Can (PWYC) program. Patrons may pay what they can afford to see a show at the first Saturday matinee performance of each Mainstage production and the Saturday noon performances of the KIDDSTUFF series. A limited number of tickets are available for PWYC thanks to the generosity of our Mainstage PWYC sponsor Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP and our KIDDSTUFF PWYC sponsor Ithaca Bakery.
Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges 2015 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Premier sponsorship for God of Carnage is provided by Travis Hyde Properties, and Associate Sponsorship is provided by Finger Lakes Radio Group. The Hangar Theatreis dedicated 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 educational and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. Visit our website at www.HangarTheatre.org
Who is in the show?
William Langan (Michael) previous credits include six years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (partial list): Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Richard II, Troilus & Cressida, Henry VI parts 1-3, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oedipus Complex, Trojan Women, Three Sisters. Other theatres include: The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Studio Arena, Huntington Theatre, Cleveland PlayHouse, Pioneer Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Rubicon Theatre, Yale Rep, and three years at The Guthrie Theatre. New York: The Public Theatre/NY Shakespeare Festival, Vineyard Theatre, Abington Theatre, Soho Rep. TV: NCIS (CBS), Numb3rs (CBS), Law & Order, Law & Order CI (NBC), The Prosecutor (NBC), Sweet Nothing In My Ear (CBS), All My Children (ABC), As The World Turns (CBS). Film: William (DGA Award). William is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and is very proud to have been on the faculty of the Ithaca College Theatre Department.
Hillary Parker (Annette) is thrilled to be a part of the Hangar’s season. Favorite Regional credits include Gypsy, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Capital Repertory Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Saratoga Shakespeare Company), Our Town with James Whitmore and Marybeth Hurt (Peterborough Players), Restoration Comedy, Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), She Loves Me (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre), The Basset Table (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective). New York City: Bedroom Farce (T. Schreiber Studio), A Doll’s House (Bated Breath Theatre). Hillary received her MFA at the University of Connecticut, and her BFA at Syracuse University. hillary-parker.com
Brendan Powers (Alan) is glad to return to Ithaca, where he taught with the Hangar’s Project 4program in 2012. That same year he performed the role of Dorian in Opus at the Kitchen Theatre. Credits include Around the World in 80 Days, The Fantasticks, Doubt, Boeing-Boeing, The Glass Menagerie, Dial M for Murder, and Born Yesterday with the Florida Repertory Theatre. Other credits include the Tony Award-winning play Art and The Big Knife, both with Alec Baldwin; and the Noel Coward revue Oh, Coward! at Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre. TV work includes Graceland, the Netflix original series Bloodline, and a series of national commercials for Alabama Road Trips. His cartoon captions have been winners for various contests including The New Yorker, Hartford Courant, Denver Post, Clinical Advisor, Moment Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Greensboro News-Record. BrendanPowers.com
Amy Tribbey (Veronica) has performed in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on Broadway. Her Off-Broadway credits include Talley’s Folly at The Roundabout, Up Up Down Down with New York Theatre Experiment. Regional theatre includes American Conservatory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Indiana Rep, Laguna Playhouse, Tennessee Rep. Film: Every Secret Thing, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO), Split The Movie. TV: House of Cards (Netflix), Unforgettable, Over/Under, all the Law & Order Series. AmyTribbey.com