"The Hairy Ape"
2/4/2008 The Pensacola Junior College Lyceum series presents “The Hairy Ape” Feb. 22-24 and Feb 29-March 2 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.
Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 drama tells the story of Yank, a laborer, as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. He’s highly confident as he stokes the engines of an ocean liner. However, when a rich industrialist’s daughter calls him a “filthy beast,” Yank struggles with an identity crisis. He leaves the ship and wanders into Manhattan, only to find he does not belong anywhere – not on Fifth Avenue, not on the waterfront. Yank is reduced to seeking a kindred being at the zoo, a gorilla. In the many years since its debut, “The Hairy Ape” has become one of O’Neill's better-known works and a distinctive exploration of a pivotal period in American society.
Tickets are $10, general admission; $8, seniors, children, non-PJC students; $6, Senior Club members, PJC staff/faculty/retirees; free, PJC students. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cash or check are accepted.
Purchase tickets at the Lyceum Box Office in the Ashmore Fine Arts Center, 1000 College Blvd.
For more information, call 484-1847.