The Off-Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones, opened March 30 at the Park Avenue Armory. Jones’ acclaimed production was mounted at the Old Vic in London in the fall of 2015, and is being re-imagined for the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
O’Neill’s iconic American play examines the divide between the rich and the poor in the industrial age. Cannavale plays Yank, a laborer who has earned his reputation as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. When Yank is called a “filthy beast” by the daughter of a rich steel merchant, it leads him on a journey through the worlds of both the disenfranchised working class and New York’s richest.
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See Bobby Cannavale Star in The Hairy Ape
Tickets can be purchased at armoryonpark.org or by calling (212) 933-5812.