The Motherf**ker with the Hat
February 25, 2014 -
March 30, 2014
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed By Kevin Jones
addict Jackie, fresh out of jail, is determined to get straight and settle down
in NYC with the support of his girl Veronica, his AA sponsor Ralph D, and his
loyal cousin Julio until … he finds a hat that isn’t his own left conspicuously
behind in his bedroom. His quest to track down the motherfucker with the hat
threatens to put him right back where he started. Take a breakneck ride with
this poetically profane, kick in the karmic cojones that becomes a raw,
touching and thoroughly hilarious dive into the quest for transformation.
Northwest Premiere •
Tony-nominated Broadway & regional theatre sensation
||John San Nicolas*
||Gilberto Martin del Campo
*Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
^ Artists Rep Resident Artist
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Join the cast and crew for post-show discussion after the 2pm matinees on March 2, 9, 12, 16, 23.
Happy Hours, Surprise nights and discussions oh my! Click here for a full schedule of activities sure to make your theatre experience even more rewarding.
Click here to read a detailed synopsis of The Motherf**ker with the Hat. SPOILER ALERT!
PRODUCTION HISTORY: The show premiered at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 11, 2011. The cast starred Chris Rock in his Broadway debut as Ralph D., with Bobby Cannavale (Jackie), Annabella Sciorra (Victoria), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Veronica) and Yul Vázquez (Cousin Julio). It was directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2011 including Best Play.
The first regional production of the show was at Theaterworks in Hartford, Connecticut, premiering on October 14, 2011. It was produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in December 2012
and featured John Ortiz, Jimmy Smits, Sandra Delgado, Gary Perez and Sandra Marquez. So far in 2013 it has been produced at theatres around the country including Washington DC's
Studio Theatre, South Coast Repertory, San Francisco Playhouse, Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque and Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY. Artists Rep's production marks its Northwest premiere.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Stephen Adly Guirgis is the co-artistic director and proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company. His
plays have been performed on five continents and throughout the United
States. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange
were all produced by LAByrinth and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Judas and Little Flower were co-productions with the Public Theater.
Other plays include Den of Thieves, Race Religion Politics, Dominica: The Fat Ugly Ho and the upcoming Untitled/St. Paul
play. UK and regional premieres at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nom.),
the Almeida (dir. Rupert Goold), the Arts, the Hampstead, Edinburgh
(Fringe First Award) and two Midwest premieres at Steppenwolf. New
Dramatists alumnus, MCC Playwrights and Ojai Playwrights member. TV
writing credits include NBC's "UC: Undercover," David Milch's CBS drama
"Big Apple," "NYPD Blue" and "The Sopranos."
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Kevin Jones is a Portland director and actor. Most recently, he directed August Wilson's Seven Guitars at Artists Repertory Theatre and Romulus Linney’s A Lesson Before
Dying at Profile Theatre. Prior to that, Jones directed the highly acclaimed
production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at Portland Playhouse.
Jones is the principal conjurer and co-creator of The August Wilson Red Door
Project – an organization that uses arts as a catalyst to transform the racial
ecology of Portland. He has enjoyed working on the American stage for more than
30 years. Regional theatres include:
Actor’s Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco, San Jose Repertory Theatre,
Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Asolo Theatre, in Saratoga, Florida, Florida
Studio Theatre, Fountain Theatre, (Received an LA Critics Circle award - Actor
in a Lead Role); Los Angeles Theatre Center, East West Players (LA Critics
Circle Award - Actor in a Supporting Role); Great Lakes Shakespeare, Magic
Theatre, (San Francisco); Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre,
The Stanford Actor’s Project. Locally, he has performed at Artists Rep,
Portland Center Stage, Third Rail Repertory and Portland Playhouse, where he
received a Drammy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for
his heartwarming performance of “Old
Joe” in Radio Golf by August Wilson. His TV and film credits include; Dr. Quinn, Say Uncle, Deadly Outbreak, War
Games, Sweet Valley High and The
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:
Dates: February 25 - March 30
Performances: Wednesdays - Sundays @ 7:30pm & Sundays @ 2pm
Opening Night is Saturday, March 1
Karl & Linda Boekelheide
Darci & Charles Swindells
Kris Olson & Les Swanson
PRESENTING SEASON SPONSORS:
"a high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery." - Broadwayworld.com
"Hysterical and irreverent." - New Yorker
"Funny and unflinching…fierce and affecting."
"Fast, flashy, and tremendously assured… absolutely masterful."
"Brand new way to look at love and addiction…bold, compassionate, highly articulate and deceptive Stephen Adly Guirgis drama." — Chicago Tribune
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