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Post Hair character
I was just offered the part if Linda in Hair. I assume this is a member of the tribe- does anyone know anything more specific?

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Post Re: Hair character
Maybe a little late to respond, but here goes...

Hair, as it exists on paper, which is the starting point for all theatrical creations, is a collection of lyrics, notes, some dialogue, and scanty stage directions. The script describes the setting as indicating "the fluid-abstract world of the 1960's as seen by, for, and about the 'Flower Children' of the period." And that's pretty much all the preparation you get for what follows. It's really up to the director to base their own unique vision of Hair on the scenario they are given.

"Linda" is named for Linda Compton, who was at one point a member of the Broadway cast. I don't remember if she has more than one line specifically named as hers, but being ensemble, she participates in a lot of the Tribe's actions. It's a glorified extra role with a name, and maybe a line or two. If you're not up for it, then don't do it, but I highly recommend taking the role anyway. In the right production, Hair is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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