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Hangar Flying: Reflections on War and Baseball

An original play presented by Theatre at Barton
Adapted from the work of Gérard Carl Lange
November 13 – 16, 2014

A unique hallmark of the artistic programming at Barton College might be summed up with the term “collaborative”. Collaboration across disciplines, community and cultural boundaries, and between mentors and students is essential to any successful arts program, and makes for a far more enriching experience for all involved.

Theatre at Barton has consistently been a collaborative partner with many community and professional theatre practitioners and companies; capitalizing on the wealth of knowledge and talent in our region, gleaning for participants in our program, while enhancing the material we offer on our stage.

With Hangar Flying: Reflections on War and Baseball, our theatre program once again embarks on a collaborative effort to adapt an intriguing historical novel to the stage as a world premiere. This book by Barton Associate Professor of Art Gerard Lange is a rich, war-time tapestry, woven from the memoirs and anecdotes of family members both real and imagined. The light-hearted, poignant epic takes us on a journey through World War II and Korean combat, where characters gain insight into culture and personal humanity through a shared international touchstone of baseball.

We invite you to embark on this historical journey and join us at the Kennedy Family Theatre to launch this vital new work!