The Hairy Ape

  • The Hairy Ape

    February 18, 19, and 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
    February 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    February 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
    Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

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    The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill is an expressionist play about a violent, impulsive, bigoted laborer known as Yank as he searches for a sense of belonging in his class. Through his journey of self-knowledge, Yank learns he will never be able to belong anywhere.

    The Hairy Ape displays O'Neill's social concern for the oppressed industrial working class. It was first produced by the Provincetown Players in 1922 and was praised for its expressionistic set design and staging techniques, and was transferred to a theater on Broadway. Many revivals and interpretations have been done since then, but The Hairy Ape always shows Eugene O'Neill's clear belief that the capitalist system persecutes the working man.

    The play is directed by Michael Schwartz.

    The Hairy Ape contains themes and language to which some audience members may object.

    Tickets are available beginning January 19, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $15; Discounted for seniors or groups of 15 or more: $12; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $10.