Hairy hippies

Megan Rozsa


The School of Theatre and Dance will perform the play “Hair” at 8 p.m. tonight in the E. Turner Stump Theatre in the Music and Speech Center.

Directed by Victoria Bussert, the play features a group of hippies fighting against the Vietnam War in New York City’s East Village in the late 1960s.

“What sets this play apart from other plays we’ve done is that the director chose to keep the play set in the Vietnam time period,” stage manager Maureen Burns said. “But she still stresses the relevance of this play to today. For example, she spends a lot of time with the cast talking about what the time was like then and compares it to the similar situation in Iraq today.”

Burns said Bussert made the cast research their characters so they could “step into previous identities.”

The play runs from today until Feb. 25 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 25.

Megan Rozsa