The Hairy Ape
March 25 – April 22, 2017
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Richard Jones
Starring Bobby Cannavale
Stewart Laing, Designer
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Lighting Designer
Sarah Angliss, Sound Designer
Aletta Collins, Choreographer
Previews: March 25 – March 29
Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 5:00pm; Tuesday – Wednesday at 7:30pm
Performances: March 30 – April 22
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday at 3:00pm; Wednesday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm (April 12 and 19)
A Park Avenue Armory and The Old Vic Production
Written in 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill, this iconic American drama is a searing social commentary of the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. The timeless story of class and identity is reimagined in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, whose acclaimed staging for The Old Vic has been boldly reimagined for the soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
Tony-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, the laborer searching for a sense of belonging and individual identity within a society dominated by the elite. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a large machine, in a design by Stewart Laing that mirrors the industrial backdrop of the play on an epic scale. The production challenges audiences to confront capitalism and inequality, providing a contemporary rallying cry addressed as much to our own gilded age as to O’Neill’s.