The Classics Theatre Project presents The Hairy Ape
Beastly, unthinking, Yank is searching for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. Yank feels secure in his physical power over his ship until the rich daughter of an industrialist in the steel business refers to him as a "filthy beast." Yank undergoes a crisis of identity and so starts his mental and physical deterioration. He leaves the ship and wanders into Manhattan, only to find he does not belong anywhere, not with the socialites on 5th Avenue, nor the laborers on the waterfront. Fighting for social belonging, Yank’s mental state disintegrates into its most primal state and he is defeated by the thing he has been fighting inside himself, a filthy ape.