17may(may 17)8:00 pm19(may 19)4:30 pmGrace Campus, BLNKA, Hearing the Homeless and TTU School of Theatre and Dance The Hairy Ape
Grace Campus, BLNKA, Hearing the Homeless and TTU School of Theatre and DanceThe Hairy Ape8:00pm on Friday and
Grace Campus, BLNKA, Hearing the Homeless and TTU School of Theatre and Dance
The Hairy Ape
8:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday
1301 Avenue A
Tickets: $20.00 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078741
The Hairy Ape by is a 1922 expressionist play by American playwright Eugene O’Neill. It centers around a beastly laborer known as Yank who searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich.
The classic O’Neill play presents a layered investigation of identity by an alienating society, class struggle, and reach for upward mobility. It serves as a spiritual search for ones soul in a rapidly-industrialized and oppressively technological world.
This play and visual art exhibit will be presented at Grace Campus and all ticket sales will benefit Grace Campus.
Students from the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, Hearing the Homeless, leaders from Grace Campus, and artists with BLNKA are banding together to bring theatre and art to the clients of Grace Campus. Performing May 17th through May 26th at Grace Campus, 1301 Avenue A, the collaborators behind The Hairy Ape hope to provide visibility and resources to the nonprofit, which serves as a transitional shelter for homeless individuals in Lubbock.
“We have an opportunity to directly affect the lives of the individuals at Grace Campus. My colleagues and I are passionately working to spotlight the need that Grace Campus is satisfying and serve them in every way possible with this classic play,” explains Alec Lee Williams, Producer of The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill.
Whether in a transitional capacity, due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances like a house fire, or due to chronic issues, Grace Campus gives the homeless of Lubbock a place to rebuild their lives. The campus has small homes with beds, men and women’s restrooms with toilets and showers, laundry facilities, and a large barn which allows people a place to engage in community activities. While these resources build a much higher quality of life for the clients, there is always a need for food, upkeep costs, and material items to maintain these facilities.
“This production will not only benefit the homeless coming through our gates seeking shelter, but demonstrate how the Lubbock community can support those in need. Our Board believes that we truly make the greatest impact in the lives of others when we work together,” Says Chris Moore, Executive Director of Grace Campus.
The mission of Grace Campus is to inspire hope, instill value, and equip the homeless in the community. It is their desire to not only provide temporary shelter for the homeless in Lubbock, but to also come alongside these individuals helping them realize their potential and ability to live an independent life that positively contributes to society.
17 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 19 (Sunday) 4:30 pm
1301 Avenue A