Theater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
will present the Eugene O’Neill American classic, The Hairy Ape. Performances will be held February 18–20 and 24–27 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will take
place on the Waller Hall Mainstage of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
The Hairy Ape is
O’Neill’s expressionistic examination of modern American life in the 1920s
during the rise of corporations and machines. A brutish stoker named Yank leads a happy, animal-like existence on a luxury
liner as long as he is working
with the coal and fires below deck.
When he has a chance encounter with an out-of-her-element
rich girl, Yank is forced to question his identity and his life. He sets off to
get revenge on the girl for the perceived insult while simultaneously trying to
answer the question, “Where do I belong?” The answers Yank gets on his journey lead simultaneously to comedy and tragedy.
Tickets for The Hairy
Ape are available online or on the Lively Arts online ticketing website. They are
also available during the day at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt
Drive of the IUP campus. Tickets may also be purchased with a credit card by
calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313. Seats remaining will be sold at the
door starting one hour prior to the performance.
General admission tickets are priced at $15 for regular
admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 for
students and children.
For more information, contact the Lively Arts at
724-357-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater-by-the-Grove is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and the
College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative