"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
"Director Brenna Geffers’ excellent staging reveals the rough-hewn poetry in the story..." - Philadelphia City Paper
"Never has the combination of method and content worked more effectively." - Broad Street Review
"Scammell thrives under Geffers’s direction, carrying the play with a spirited and engaging performance..." - Phindie
The Hairy Ape
By Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Brenna Geffers
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.
The severe clash between progress and humanity is brought to life under the direction of Brenna Geffers. Geffers brings dynamic visuals and powerful stage images to O'Neill's expressionist masterpiece.