Acadiana 365’s Pick of the Day: ’Hair’

The Riveters premiere their rendition of "Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical" tonight at Burke-Hawthrone Theatre.

The Riveters theatre Troupe will present their production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of 1960s that spawned several anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair chronicles the exploits of the Tribe, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" who live a bohemian life in New York city while fighting the draught of the Vietnam War.

The Riveters' interpretation will be directed by local actor, director and UL alumnus Katie Slattery and stars Allison Barron Brandon, Blaine Peltier, Andre Guillory, Andrew Hunter II, Billy Walker, Mattie Hartman, Kathryn Briggs, Rick Rowan, Sasha Massey, Nathanael Trahan, Garrett Guidry, Allison Zerangue, Emily Thibodeaux, Cheryl Mack, Lindsay Unruh, Katie Butcher, Hannah Gilley, and Skip Woods. And as this production intends to stay true to the original, it will contain mature content.

Hair premieres at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Burke-Hawthorne Theatre on the UL campus. Performances will run Sept. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 and $10 for students and veterans. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit RivetersTheatre.Weebly.com.