ITHACA, NY -- The Summer KIDDSTUFF series at the Hangar Theatre continues with The Transition of Doodle Pequeño running July 12 to 14, written by Gabriel Jason Dean, directed by Hangar Drama League Directing Fellow Kyle Haden, and performed by the Hangar Theatre’s Lab Company.
During Halloween in Southern California, audiences will meet Doodle Pequeño and his imaginary goat, Valencia; the only person who keeps him company. As he makes the shift into a new environment after moving from the East Side, Doodle meets Reno and the two boys become friends while learning difference is to be celebrated.
In a note from the author, Dean says Doodle Pequeño had challenged him more than any of the adult plays he has published. While friendship and gender identity are obvious themes of this story, Dean wants young audiences to examine language and realize the power of words in which they have the power to enslave and destroy. However, “When examined with open hearts, those same words possess the ability to free and restore us.”
The Hangar Theatre Company is grateful for premiere sponsors of The Transition of Doodle Pequeño, Alternatives Federal Credit Union and Planned Parenthood. The KIDDSTUFF series sponsors are Gutherie, Wegmans and Ithaca Child.
About the Hangar Theatre
Now in its 44th season, the Hangar Theatre produces year-round quality theatrical and educational programs for Ithaca, Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes region. Hangar Theatre Company produces five Mainstage shows, five KIDDSTUFF shows, and 4 Wedge shows each summer, one winter holiday production, and a variety of innovative theatre-based offerings throughout the year as well as renowned educational programming.
About Hangar Lab Company
Since 1989, the Hangar Theatre has been home to this nationally recognized theatre training program designed for advanced college students and early-career professionals. The program offers intensive hands-on training in a repertory environment, while also providing the opportunity to perform in the Hangar Theatre’s KIDDSTUFF and Wedge shows throughout the summer.
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño runs July 12 to 14. For tickets or more information about the Hangar, please call 607.273.2787 or visit hangartheatre.org.