Hangar Theatre Wedge Series at the Artspace

We’re thrilled to welcome the Hangar Theatre’s Lab Company and Wedge Series– in residence this summer at the Cherry Artspace!

Established in 1983, The Wedge has been the proving ground for some of the most innovative and dynamic theatre artists working today.  Serving as a home for our Lab Company and led by directors selected for the Drama League Summer Program, The Wedge produces provocative, cutting edge theatre.Over the years it has produced original productions by some of our most exciting playwrights including: Kenny Finkle, Anne Washburn, Kathryn Walat, Gregory Moss, Caridad Svich and Lauren Yee.  The Wedge has also launched the directing careers of such theatrical ground-breakers as Michael Mayer, Mark Brokaw, Lisa Peterson, Rob Jess Roth, Sam Gold, Rachel Chavkin, Kevin Moriarty, and Joe Calarco.

THE 2017 WEDGE SERIES

THE ROOM by Harold Pinter

directed by Michael Alvarez
Scenic Design by Lindsey Purvis | Costume Design by Mfon-Abasi Obong | Lighting Design by Amanda Valdez | Sound Design by John Millerd
June 22nd and 23rd, 6PM & 8PM

Running from a mysterious past, Rose sequesters herself from the world attempting to find solace within her constructed reality; yet, she discovers she cannot hide herself from the demons that lurk within the shadows of her mind.

The Company:
Giuseppe Mele – Mr. Kidd
Rachel Musson – Rose
Martin Nikolov – Bert
Reed Rosenberg – Mr. Sands
Hannah Thien – Riley
Veronica Velez – Mrs. Sands

THE MESSENGER by Olivia Dufault

directed by Tom Costello
Scenic Design by Antonio DiBernardo | Costume Design by Phuong Nguyen | Lighting Design by Aaron Curry | Sound Design by Isaiah Parnell
July 6th & 7th, 6PM & 8PM

The Messenger is the bearer of bad news. To everyone. And she is growing tired of it. When she resists her duties and begins changing her message, she must face the fate that awaits her.

The Company:
Nia Farrell – The Messenger

Hannah Thien – The Messenger’s Wife
Veronica Velez – The Messenger’s Boss
Ann Dang – The Widow

Caroline Festa – The Bartender
Terrie Lynne – The Patient

THE DANUBE by María Irene Fornés

directed by Jillian Carucci
Scenic Design by Antonio DiBernardo | Costume Design by Phuong Nguyen | Lighting Design by Aaron Curry | Sound Design by Isaiah Parnell
July 13th & 14th, 6PM & 8PM

A love story set against the backdrop of war. Paul, an American, meets Eve in Budapest. They fall in love and marry. As they work to overcome their communication difficulties through foreign language instruction tapes, they gradually grow ill from the pollution as their world begins to fall apart.

The Company:

Lizzie Kehoe – Eve
Reed Rosenberg – Paul
Jack Damien – Mr. Sandor
Martin Nikolov – Kovacs/Waiter/Doctor/Barber

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA by Thornton Wilder

directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman
Scenic Design by Lindsey Purvis | Costume Design by Mfon-Abasi Obong | Lighting Design by Amanda Valdez | Sound Design by John Millerd
July 27th & 28th, 6PM & 8PM

Pullman Car Hiawatha takes us on a metaphorical journey by train through the American landscape, a diverse band of travelers encapsulated in a Pullman car hurtle through time, space and a range of emotions.

The Company:
Catherine Baird

Jack Damien
Ann Dang
CJ DiOrio
Nia Farrell
Caroline Festa
Marguerite Frarey
Jared Brendon Hopper
Terrie Lynne
Lizzie Kehoe

Rachel Musson

Chrystle Ntow
Chris Quazzo
Janie Schaefer
Bretana Turkon
Marc David Wright