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Hair

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  • Written by:
    Gerome Ragni
    James Rado
  • Directed by:
    Cynthia Croot
  • Musical Directions by:
    Rob Frankenberry
  • Music and Lyrics by:
    Galt McDermot
  • Dates:
    November 10, 2016 - November 20, 2016
  • Show Times:
    Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 2PM
  • Location:
    Charity Randall Theatre


Claude, Sheila, and Berger are a trio of unlikely friends: an Oklahoma farm hand on his own for the first time ever, an upper-middle class debutante, and a freewheeling hippie living in Central Park. Together, they are swept up in the counter-culture movement of the '60s. But love and politics clash when Claude is drafted into the Vietnam War. Can Claude, Shiela, and their troupe of free spirits keep love alive in the Age of Aquarius? The musical that defined a generation comes to the University of Pittsburgh Stages this fall. 

Hair is a rich and vibrant return to 1960's culture, but its significance to our contemporary moment is profound. Click here to read production dramaturg Elizabeth Coen's thoughtful and personal reflections on Hair's history and how we might relate this musical to our current day.

Click here to read Nic Barilar's dramaturgy essay for HAIR.

Reviews

To go beyond the partisan opinion to talk about this production as an entity that is representative of two times and places: I have to definitively say this is very good. It is great. Badass and wonderful! It has made me proud to be alma mater at Pitt. I didn't know they had it in them. I am impressed and urge everyone who can to see this musical. Read the full review »

...today, ["Hair"] feels like a necessary push, a call to action of what to do in a world that seems like it doesn't make sense, in a country that you thought you knew. "Hair" reminds us that sometimes the only way to fight a world made of nonsense is with a different type of nonsense- one born of love and pleasure instead of hate and fear. Read the full review »

...This touchstone 1967 show- which certainly grapples with its own darkness- still resonates, and Pitt's spirited production does help to call us back to hope. Read the full review »