Bobby Cannavale and Company Celebrate Opening Night of The Hairy Ape
Richard Jones directs the production at Park Avenue Armory.
The Hairy Ape is a searing social commentary on the divide and friction between the rich and poor in the Gilded Age. The story follows the journey of Yank (Cannavale), a laborer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. When Yank is deemed a "filthy beast" by the daughter of a rich steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the worlds of both the disenfranchised working class and wealthy society of New York.
Alongside Cannavale as Yank, the play features David Costabile (Translations) in the role of Paddy, Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons) as Mildred's Aunt, and Catherine Combs (Gloria) as Mildred. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Tommy Bracco, Emmanuel Brown, Nic Bruder, Phil Hill, Cosmo Jarvis, Mark Junek, Henry Stram, Jamar Williams, Isadora Wolfe, and Amos Wolff.