The Hairy Ape

“Superb…a rare and exhilarating revival of a play that shows the ability of expressionism to pin down the encaged isolation of the eternally oppressed.”The Guardian (UK)

Written in 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill, this iconic piece of expressionist drama is a searing social commentary of the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. This timeless story of class and identity gets a thrilling new life in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, who boldly reimagines his acclaimed staging at The Old Vic for the soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

Tony-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, the unthinking laborer who embarks on a search for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the wealthy. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York society literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a larger machine, serving as a metaphor for the struggle between the working man and the industrial complex found at the heart of the play. This fresh approach creates an inventive and contemporary rallying cry addressed as much to our own gilded age as to O’Neill’s that rattles the cages of capitalism.

Related Events
A Hairy Ape for the 21st Century: Artist Talk
Friday, March 31 at 6:00pm — More Info
The Hairy Ape & New York City: Class vs. Identity
Friday, April 14 at 6:00pm — More Info

A Park Avenue Armory and Old Vic London Production

Eugene O’Neill, Playwright
Richard Jones, Director
Starring Bobby Cannavale
Stewart Laing, Designer
Aletta Collins, Choreographer
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Lighting Designer
Sarah Angliss, Sound Designer

Photo by Manuel Harlan

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March 25–March 29

Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
Tuesday–Wednesday at 7:30pm

Tickets start at $30 $60

March 30–April 22, 2017

Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 2:00pm
   and 7:30pm (April 12 and 19)

Tickets start at $60

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

This performance is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

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