Williamsburg Players unleash "Hair"

Williamsburg Players unleash 'Hair'

The Williamsburg Players’ latest production, “Hair,” tells a tale of the peace, love, drugs and draft protests quintessential to its 1960s setting. But as director Dana Margulies Cauthen works to fine tune the musical in time for its run at the James-York Playhouse Nov. 2-17, she said it’s also much more than that.

“It’s actually a lot deeper than that,” Cauthen said. “I think ‘Hair’ is a lot more universal than anyone thinks.”

The story tackles themes of identity, community and responsibility. Like many other plays, it boils down to a person seeking a place in a confounding world, as protagonist Clyde wrestles with whether to join his friends in dodging the draft during ...