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The Hairy Ape

From 25 critic and 287 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

Park Avenue Armory and the Old Vic present O’Neill's expressionist drama, a searing social commentary on the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. Starring Emmy winner and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. More…

Cannavale stars as Yank, an unthinking laborer searching for his place in a world controlled by the wealthy. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York society literally revolves around the audience like the conveyor belt of a larger machine, serving as a metaphor for the struggle between the working man and the industrial complex. The revival is directed by Olivier winner Richard Jones and is based on a previous mounting he helmed in London.

Great staging, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if like Bobby Cannavale and want to see theater in an interesting performance space.

Don't see it if you don't want to leave the theater scratching your head.

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You want to sit in an uncomfortable plastic stadium seat and hear dated, melodramatic dialogue for 90 mins. Staging is interesting

Don't see it if You don't like trite plays that are depressing and offer little hope

Also It's like watching a melodramatic Stanley Kowalski. You can't leave or... Read more Read less

Dated, Great acting, Overrated

See it if complicated, unnecessary play. Great staging

Don't see it if What was this revived and even transferred? Saw it in London and could not wait to get out.

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Epic, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in innovative set design.

Don't see it if you want to care about the characters.

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