Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Syd Romo
Music Direction by Ben Colgan
Choreography by Arielle Kimbarovsky
The Student Theater at Agganis Area
Hair, a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960’s, follows a group of young hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the draft, getting high, living, and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War is raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. The ‘Tribe’ struggles to balance the demands of the harsh, violent world with their dreams of peace and freedom. When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in protest, or bow to the pressures of society and his conservative parents, sacrificing his ideals and, possibly, his life. The themes discussed--discrimination, civil disobedience, youthful defiance--still resonate today.