30th March – 6th April at the Selwyn Theatre.
‘Hair’ – the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City.
It’s 1967: the Vietnam War is raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude, his best friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their Tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream for a more beauful and peaceful world.
When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in resisting the draft, or bow to the pressures of society and his conservave parents, thereby sacrificing his ideals and, possibly, his life.
Hair was a sensation when it premiered in 1967, as it brought the counterculture movement into the theatre and the national spotlight. The issues the show brings up — alienation, civil disobedience, youthful defiance — continue to timelessly resonate today.
“Come with an open mind, and an open heart, and be ready to have a lot of fun.”
This show is rated for Mature Audiences 13 years and over, if you choose to bring a younger child Parental Guidance is recommended. Tickets available from iTicket.