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Jun 26th, 2019

ITHACA, NY- The Hangar Theatre Company continues their KIDDSTUFF season with Lily Plants a Garden by José Cruz González, with performances from July 4 through July 6.     

On a distant planet, gardens once flourished with the bluzulu seeds of Zobeings in the wuludirt of Wulu-landers.  But now these two civilizations have been waging war for centuries, and no one can remember why. Lily, a child of both cultures, bridges the divide, and plants a magical garden where broken toys grow into beautiful plants of memory, imagination, and optimism. The play deals with the themes of discrimination, refugees, and hope. 

Though written for a youth audience, due to its war-zone setting and serious subject matter surrounding the struggles of navigating life in such a setting, Lily Plants a Garden may not be appropriate for our youngest viewers. Parental discretion is advised. 

Lily Plants a Garden is directed by Drama League Directing Fellow Ismael Lara Jr., who says, “This is a children’s play that doesn’t hide the truth of our world. Instead, it encourages us to continue to plant seeds of hope, having faith in our future generations to be resilient and to always find the light.” 

The Hangar Theatre Company in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier are hosting a food drive at Lily Plants A Garden to support constituents in need in the Greater Tompkins County area. See more information about the drive at

The first four KIDDSTUFF shows feature the work of the Hangar’s Drama League Directing Fellows and members of the Hangar Theatre Lab Company, a troupe of rising artists from across the nation. In the KIDDSTUFF series, Lily Plants a Garden will be followed by Jack and the Beanstalk (July 11-13), Unicorn Girl (July 25-27), and a final musical, Mary Poppins Jr., presented by the Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre (August 1-3).The Directing Fellows and Lab Company members also produce The Wedge series of free, cutting-edge plays at The Cherry Artspace (for adults).


Ticket Information and Special Performances

All KIDDSTUFF shows take place Thursday through Saturday with performances at 10 AM and 12 PM. Tickets are $9, or KIDDSTUFF subscriptions for all five shows can be purchased for just $39.

(Pay) What You Will: At every 12 noon Saturday KIDDSTUFF performance, patrons may pay whatever they wish. These tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting one hour before curtain. This is made possible in part by Ithaca Bakery, sponsor of our (Pay) What You Will KIDDSTUFF performances.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at or by phone at 607.273.ARTS(2787) as well as at the Hangar Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday 12-6 PM, and one hour before every performance. All KIDDSTUFF performances take place at the Hangar Theatre.

The Hangar Theatre Company thanks KIDDSTUFF series sponsors: Guthrie; Wegmans; and Ithaca Child, as well as our Partner in Education: Cornell University, and Lab Company sponsor: Coltivare.


About the Hangar Theatre

The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd., north of Ithaca on Route 89 on the shores of Cayuga Lake. The Hangar Theatre building, once part of the Ithaca Municipal Airport, is home to the Hangar Theatre Company and serves as a venue for a variety of performing artists and community organizations.

Now in its 45th season, the Hangar Theatre Company offers professional theatrical productions throughout the year and a renowned education program.

For more information please call 607.273.ARTS (2787), or visit

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