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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.