The Hairy Ape
by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Brenna Geffers
Dynamic visuals and powerful stage images bring O'Neill's expressionist masterpiece to new life.
The Hairy Ape submerges audiences into the underbelly of a luxury ship, into the world of a coal stoker, Yank. His sense of identity is completely shattered when a chance-encounter with a rich heiress allows him to see himself through her eyes. The proud laborer comes to the stark realization that he is an outsider, that class barriers have stolen his sense of humanity and belonging. He seeks to find his place in the world, but finds that he can't break the barriers that separate him from society. This production was also presented at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.
Featuring: Matteo Scammell, Lee Minora, Colleen Corcoran, Amanda Schoonover, Langston Darby, Steven Wright, Maria Konstantinidis, Carlo Campbell, and Chris Anthony.
Director: Brenna Geffers
Set Design: Thom Weaver
Lighting Design: Matt Sharp
Costume Design: Robin Shane
Sound Design: The ensemble, Brenna, and Matt Lorenz
Stage Manager: Stephanie Sintef
"Two boards and a passion. That, according to the old saying, is all you need to make theater, and EgoPo Classic Theater proves this - literally - in its stunning production of The Hairy Ape." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Never has the combination of method and content worked more effectively." -Broad Street Review