Pang! - April 20 & 21

man and woman holding arms up in air

High School Matinee
Please note: The Thursday, April 20 show is sold out. Seats are available for April 21.

Based on the oral histories of working-class families living below the poverty level and hungering for change, this triptych of live radio plays explores the challenges of contemporary life in America – from hunger to gun violence to foreclosure to anti-immigrant bias. Performed amidst a forest of microphones, sound effects, props and musical instruments, this show by Bessie Award winner Dan Froot and Company aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma and promote cross-class dialogue around circumstances faced by those living with food insecurity.


Date and Time: Thursday & Friday, April 20 & 21, 2023 at 10am

Running Time:  2 hours

Resources: Teacher support materials provided

Reservations and Other Information

  • For 22-23, admission is free to all performances and reservations are required. To make a reservation for your school group or for additional details, contact Kim Engel at 518-442-5738 or [email protected].
  • Our series of high school matinees culminates with a play about hunger and food insecurity. We are asking that groups consider collecting and bringing canned and non-perishable items for donation to UAlbany’s Purple Pantry as well as local community food banks and pantries.
  • Resource materials are generally available approximately one month in advance of the shows. Directions and bus information are provided upon reservation.
  • Guided campus, Performing Arts Center and Art Museum tours as well as other activities like departmental meetings, class observations and lunch in the Campus Center are possible when your group is on campus. More information will be provided with your reservation.
  • Home school students and parents are welcome. 
  • Please read our current COVID safety protocols

Funding support provided by University Auxiliary Services and UAlbany's StAR Program.