Exhibit Run Dates: June 21, 2017 – September 8, 2017

Venue: McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street, SF CA 94117)

Collaborators:

  • Curator: Dave Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center
  • Curator/Director: Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Recreation Specialist, YPTMTC
  • Photography: Quincy Stamper
  • Musical Direction: Othello Jefferson
  • Musical Direction: Sean Bart
  • Costume Design: Elena Norberg-Brown

Curator’s Statement

An homage to the Summer of Love…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

As performed by San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department’s very own Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company

Book & Lyrics by GEROME RAGNI AND JAMES RADO

Music by GALT MacDERMOT

On April 29, 1968, “HAIR” debuted on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre.

“In the musical HAIR, your protests against war and military service, against intolerance, brutality and the dehumanization of society. The hippie existence is shown as a possible alternate way of life in which love, happiness and freedom dominate. When hippies give their opponents and enemies flowers, they are hoping for the positive result of this gentle gesture. And so it is correct to give their ways the name ‘flower power.

HAIR is a serious play. The cheerful scenes, especially in the first half, reflect the happy way of life the hippies lead. The jokes and ironic comments are a subliminally effective method of showing up society.

The authors intend to give an impulse to rethink and test validity of the traditional values for the current age.” [unknown author]

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