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2021 Season

Eugene O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE: A COMEDY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN LIFE IN EIGHT SCENES

October 13 – November 6

Considered explosive and revolutionary in 1922, Eugene O’Neill’s blending of expressionism and naturalism in THE HAIRY APE went on to stay at the core of the then developing style of American theatre. Through his simplification of characters and events in the play, its deeper truths about the search for self-worth, self-pride, and social belonging take center stage. Through eight scenes, the story unfolds of anti-hero Yank, a strong and unthinking stoker on a ship. He feels secure of his place and in his power to make the ship move until he is called a filthy beast by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant. Yank experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him off his ship and on a journey through both the wealthy neighborhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York, only to find he does not belong anywhere – not with the socialites on 5th Avenue, or the laborers on the waterfront. Throughout his search for belonging, Yank only experiences the dehumanizing effects of a modernized and industrialized world as his mental state disintegrates into its most primal until, ultimately, he is defeated by the very thing inside himself he had been fighting all along, a filthy ape.

Production Details

Produced by Joey Folsom and Bren Rapp
Adapted and Directed by Joey Folsom
Assistant Direction by Rhonda Rose

Original Score Created and Performed by Braden Socia and Petra Milano

The Ensemble (in alphabetical order)
Devon Rose, Drew Maggs, Jackie Kemp, Janae Hatchett, Joey Folsom, Jon Garrard, Jordan Pokladnick, Lloyd Harvey, Louis Shopen, Steven Prince

Performances and Tickets

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT 7:30PM AT THE CORE THEATRE
518 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX  75080

 GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING
 All Performance Tickets Accessibly Priced at $18
*Preview Tickets Only $10

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Saturday, November 6

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