The Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O’Neill’s iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. Activating the industrial-scale architecture of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the production brings new dimension to the classic work, which follows a laborer on his journey from the bowels of an ocean liner to the New York of the Roaring Twenties. The staging adds a fresh and inventive approach by placing the action on a stage that revolves around the audience like the conveyor belt of a large machine, serving as a metaphor for the struggle between the working man and the industrial complex found at the heart of the play.


Jones’ acclaimed production was mounted at the Old Vic in London in the fall of 2015 as a proscenium stage presentation and is being radically reimagined for the Armory’s space.

Performances begin March 25 and run through April 22, 2017.

March 25–March 29
Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
Tuesday–Wednesday at 7:30pm
Tickets start at $30

March 30–April 22, 2017
Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 2:00pm
and 7:30pm (April 12 and 19)
Tickets start at $60