Hangar Theatre's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Run 6/26-7/5

Hangar Theatre's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Run 6/26-7/5

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre will present, Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown, from June 26 until July 5, 2014. Directed by the Hangar Theatre's Jesse Bush, this hilarious adaptation based on the novel by Jules Verne will feature five actors playing a cast of dozens in a celebration of the magic of theatre. Around the World in 80 Days feature Mark Shanahan, Claro Austria, Michael Di Liberto, Ajna Jaisinghani, and Kevin Melendez all of whom are making their Hangar Theatre acting debut. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, June 27 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park.

It is 1872, when Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circle the globe in just 80 days. With his fortune on the line, Fogg and his sidekick Passepartout, travel by train, steamer, and even elephant as they try to reach the London Reform Club before the 21st of December. To make matters worse, Fogg is being accused of a bank robbery in London and Detective Fix will stop at nothing to arrest him. Along the adventure, the duo encounters countless dangers as well as a bit of romance.

A trip to the theatre will take you around the world and back again. The cast will be using theatrical clowning techniques to entertain as they transform in and out of characters that the fearless duo meets along the way. The set design for the production has been carefully crafted to allow for the cast and audience to feel as though they are indeed traveling to different destinations. This is one adventure you won't want to miss!

Take your theatrical experience to the next level. Take advantage of free programming before and after our Mainstage performances including our post-show Tuesday Talkbacks, Dramatic Dialogues (before the Sunday matinee) and new this year, join us 45 minutes before each performance for a preshow discussion as part of our Prologue Series.

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 11am and 2pm) (Wed-Sat between 5pm and 7pm) or 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 2014 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Premier sponsorship for Around the World in 80 Days is provided by M&T Bank, and Associate Sponsorship is provided by Finger Lakes Radio Group and Maguire Family Automotive. 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

Photo by Rachel Philipson

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