Some plays are typically performed in installments over multiple nights for the same audience, because a single night is not adequate for the entire story to be told. What is the theatre terminology that describes this—either a word for these type of plays, or the process of performing them over multiple nights? I’m not sure of the part or parts of speech of this word.
They will be performing Wagner’s Ring cycle as [word]—during the evening from Thursday to Sunday—because who has the patience to watch fifteen hours of opera in one sitting?
I wouldn’t watch Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in [word]; I would rather watch both parts in the same night.