Written by Andrew Barrett (book and lyrics) and Ira Antelis (music), the workshop will be directed by artistic director Peter Flynn. The cast will feature Adinah Alexander, Steven Booth, Julian Brightman, Alma Cuervo, Jerry Dixon, Jamie LaVerdiere, Andrew Madsen, Laura Robertson, Ian Parmenter and Kellyn Uhl. Choreography is by Devanand Janki with musical direction by Logan Culwell. "Stony Stevenson is the first American civilian to be sent alone into outer space, having written the winning jingle for Blast-Off Space Food," according to press notes. "Traveling far away from the home and mother he loves, Stony meets a collection of Vonnegut's most theatrical and compelling characters, searching for the answers to questions we ourselves ask: Why was I born? Do I matter? What am I meant to do with my life?"
Flynn said in a statement, “The Hangar has a proud history of bringing writers to Ithaca to hone their craft and develop their work. Providing space, time, and resources for Between Time and Timbuktu continues our legacy of local interest supporting national growth and awareness. Andrew and Ira are wonderful American writers and the Hangar is providing a safe space in which to explore new work in its early stages, giving them a chance to take what they learn and strengthen their piece for the next stage of development. We invite and encourage our wonderful Hangar audiences to come be a part of this exciting creative process and gain insight into how a new musical takes shape.”
Admission to the workshop is free, but reservations are required; call the Hangar Theatre business office at (607) 273-8588 or visit the Hangar Business office at 171 East State Street, Suite 230 in Center Ithaca. For more information visit www.hangartheatre.org.