Theatre: ‘The Hairy Ape’ – Ovation Recommended! Directed by Steven Berkoff

Hairy_Ape_Ovation_reccomended_Joseph-Gilbert_665x959The LA Stage Alliance has bestowed a coveted Ovation Recommended! on the production of “The Hairy Ape” produced at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. Joseph is a part of this well-reviewed and recommended ensemble cast.

Read the Full Reviews:

Reviews: LA Times…and Others Crown ‘The Hairy Ape’ as Must-See Theatre

Review Highlights:

“Lays an audience flat with the brute force of a modern tragedy.” – Charles McNulty, LA Times

“A rare revival… an anguished cry on behalf of the exploited and dismissed… Berkoff and his extraordinarly cohesive ensemble realize a physically expressive movement vocabulary.” – Myron Meisel, Stage Raw

“Deliver[s] a proletarian punch to the solar plexus that a viewer will feel long after the curtain calls…. It reveals truths about our society that are still very much on point. Do not miss it.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

“FANTASTIC… a first-rate production” that “will haunt you long after you leave the theater.” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

“Do not miss it… The Odyssey production utterly convinces that The Hairy Ape is one of the early masterworks of 20th-century American theatre.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

“Physicality is abundant in Berkoff’s direction, … and the energy and dedication in the ensemble, stylized and poetic, at once enchants and brings the text to life.” – Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

“UNDENIABLY VIRILE… There’s no question this is a good production of The Hairy Ape.”  “He’s cast a wonderfully odd but tight male ensemble that almost immediately pronounces their bare-chested masculinity.” — Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM

“Director Steven Berkoff… has crafted scenes of beauty and grace… the ideas are crystal clear… a very talented cast.”— Elaine Mura, LA Splash

“In many respects, the star of the production is the excellent and disciplined ensemble, which includes Benjamin Davies, Joseph Gilbert, Jeremiah O’Brian (as the Gorilla), Andres Paul Ramacho, and Anthony Rutkowicz.” – Neal Weaver, Stage Raw

MESMERIZING STAGING… the whole ensemble cast certainly proves that in this production they are ‘de ting in gold dat makes it money!’ “ — Catherine J. Siggins, British Weekly

A MUST-WATCH PRODUCTION… superb performances… fierce and attention-grabbing in an artful way” — Marvin Vasquez, Living Our Loud

UNFORGETTABLE… . starkly staged and beautifully choreographed… Looking forward to a second visit to experience this performance again, even though the images are still fresh in my mind.” — Carol Edger Germain,

BRILLIANT… incredible and extremely physical performance lifts the entire production to the highest artistic quality… Kudos to the entire acting ensemble” — Shari Barrett, Culver City News


SPLENDID… This high-energy production is as good as it gets.” — Paut Myrvold, Theatre Notes

IT WORKS… his cast is wonderfully in sync to Berkoff’s intent [and] skillfully convey to the stage all the extreme demands Berkoff puts on them” — Ernest Kearney. The Tvolution

A rare revival… an anguished cry on behalf of the exploited and dismissed… Berkoff and his extraordinarly cohesive ensemble realize a physically expressive movement vocabulary.” – Myron Meisel, Stage Raw

Must-See Theatre – Dany Margolies, TimeOut Los Angeles

Meet the Cast and Crew

The Hairy Ape

Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Steven Berkoff

Haīlé D’alan
Katy Davis
Benjamin Davies
Joseph Gilbert
Jeremiah O’Brian
Andres Paul Ramacho
Anthony Rutowicz
Paul Stanko
Dennis Gersten
Jennifer Taub

Scenic Designer Christopher Murillo
Costume Designer Halei Parker
Lighting Designer Katelan Braymer
Sound Designer Christopher Moscatiello
Prop Designer Chad Lieske
Percussionist & Assistant Sound Designer Will Mahood
Produced by Beth Hogan
Associate Producer & Stage Manager Savannah Harrow
Assistant to the Director James Hunter

More Information and Tickets:
May 14 – July 17
(Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m., select Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m.):

An Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Production
2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90025Box Office: 310-477-2055 EXT. 2


(left to right) Andres Paul Ramacho, Jeremiah O’Brian, Joseph Gilbert, Benjamin Davies, Anthony Rutowicz, Dennis Gersten, Paul Stanko / Photo by Enci Box


(left to right) Joseph Gilbert, Jeremiah O’Brian, Hailé D’Alan, Paul Stanko / Photo by Enci Box


(left to right) Hailé D’Alan, Andres Paul Ramacho, Jeremiah O’Brian, Anthony Rutowicz, Dennis Gersten, Benjamin Davies, Joseph Gilbert, Paul Stanko / Photo by Enci Box


(left to right) Jennifer Taub, Katy Davis / Photo by Enci Box

(left to right) Joseph Gilbert, Benjamin Davies


(left to right) Andres Paul Ramacho, Joseph Gilbert, Hailé D’Alan, Benjamin Davies, Anthony Rutowicz, Paul Stanko / Photo by Enci Box