The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Wilder Nutting-Heath
April 19 – May 5, 2013
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Industry Night on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 General, $12 Student/Senior/TPS
Thursdays and Industry Nights are always Pay-What-You-Can!
Ghost Light Theatricals’ production of Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 expressionist play, The Hairy Ape, combines abstract movement, choreographed stage violence, shadow work, and performance art to tell the story of a brutish, unthinking, middle-aged laborer known as Yank.
While he tries to find a sense of belonging in the world, Yank is trapped by his social class and acculturated understanding of masculinity. He is unable to escape outside of the aggressive, emotionally armored, masculine male paradigm which ultimately confines him to a solitary and adversarial existence.
Richard Carmen – Yank
Allison Irvine – Mildred
Ed Gangner – Paddy/Ensemble
Butch Stevenson – Long/Ensemble
Mahria Zook – Aunt/Ensemble
Jesse Baldridge – Ensemble
Jenny Crooks – Ensemble
Thomas Robinson – Ensemble
Melissa Topscher – Ensemble
Wilder Nutting-Heath – Director
Rob Bergquist – Production Manager
Erin Dorn – Stage Manager
Christina Berger – Assistant Director
Gavin McLean – Movement Director
Bridget Natale – Assistant Stage Manager
Allysa Thompson – Lighting Designer
Adam Sanders – Assistant Lighting Designer / Archivist
Kyle Levien – Sound Designer
Justin Ison – Graphic Designer
Wilder Nutting-Heath (director) is a trained marriage and family therapist and drama therapist who recently directed for the Seattle Fringe Festival and who had previously directed the successful adaptation of The Metamorphosis: Adapted from the Short Story by Franz Kafka for Ghost Light Theatricals’ 2010-2011 season. He will utilize a mixture of traditional directing techniques along with adapted therapeutic techniques to help the actors more deeply connect with themselves and their characters.