Risley Theatre is bringing the Summer of Love to Ithaca in the fall! Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement.
Thursday, November 21, at 8pm
Friday, November 22, at 7pm and 10:30pm
Saturday, November 23, at 8pm
In Risley Theatre.
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