New York Play Premiere

Georgette Kelly's "I Carry Your Heart" will premiere on April 27-29, 2017 at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY.

The Play

Hope on Stage invites you to join us for the premiere of the brilliant award-winning new play by Georgette Kelly: I Carry Your Heart. The play follows a young woman as she learns to open her heart to love after the death of her famous mother.

The Team

This never-before-seen show will be directed by Drama Desk Award winner and Ithaca native, Jeremy Webb, who is coming home to lend his talents to this special  event. Jeremy's cast of nationally acclaimed artists, beloved homegrown artists, and a rising star from Ithaca College will leave you uplifted, hopeful and deeply moved.

The Difference

Beyond enjoying superb theater, by treating yourself to this special event you can make a difference. I Carry Your Heart is a benefit event for the United Way of Tompkins County, an organization which carries the hearts and hopes of so many in the community. Please help us unite in hope for our friends and neighbors. 


Please visit the Hangar Theatre website (607.273.ARTS)


Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 pm (Show and talkback with director, actors, producers, and playwright)

Friday, April 28th at 8:00 pm (Show, special performance by the Ithaca Gay Men's Chorus, and a post-show reception to celebrate the Hope & Optimism Initiative)

Saturday, April 29th at 3:00 pm (Show and talkback with director, actors, and producers)

Saturday, April 29th at 8:00 pm (Show and celebration of community giving, including a short speech by Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick and a thank you from James Brown, President of The United Way of Tompkins County. Please join us for a free catered reception after the show.)

Creative Team

Executive Producers: Andrew Chignell & Eliza VanCort 
Director: Jeremy Webb 
Cast: Annalee Jefferies*, Heidi Kettenring*, Emily Neves*, Jordan Dunn-Pilz, Darryle Johnson, Kristin Sad 
Set & Lighting Design: Steve TenEyck 
Costume Design: Gretchen Darrow-Crotty 
Sound Design: Palmer Hefferan 
Production Stage Manager: Ruth E. Kramer* 
Production Manager: Adam Zonder 
Company Manager: Alex Esposito 
Assistant Company Manager: Marissa Accordino

*member of Actor's Equity Association

Press Releases

Tompkins Weekly (April 24, 2017)

Ithaca Journal (April 25, 2017)