Hair Today

The peace-and-love epic hits Cain Park sans nudity.

Cleveland art
Dirty hippies aren't baring their jigglies at Cain Park's production of Hair. That's because the original off-Broadway production contained no nudity, and director Victoria Bussert plans to stick to the script. "When it moved to Broadway, things were added . . . and taken away," she laughs.

Bussert hopes that the naked emotional truth expressed onstage is enough to draw folks to the 1967 summer-of-love epic about frolicking flower children. "We're making it as authentic as possible," she says. "It's about coming together and fitting into the world."

Bussert says the play is presented as a rock concert, "so it's going to be loud." Presenting the peace message at a time of so much war poses its own challenge for the troupe, Bussert says. "We, as artists, must step up to the plate and do pieces that start conversations."
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 6. Continues through Aug. 20

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