Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.
Stephen Adly Guirgis’ rapid-fire black comedy was a smash hit on Broadway, where The New York Times called it a “bruising, tragicomic apache dance of love, betrayal and indecision.”
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Affecting and seductively funny…seamlessly directed by Serge Seiden
Motherfucker is motherfucking brilliant, and the new Studio Theatre production is performed motherfucking brilliantly.
Motherfucker is a laugh-a-minute tragedy.
The recovering addicts in The Motherfucker with the Hat may never utter the famous introduction “Hello, my name is…and I’m an alcoholic”, but the myths and realities of rehabilitation factor into Studio’s upcoming production of the cheerfully vulgar Broadway hit from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.Read More
Stephen Adly Guirgis’s plays are flush with unlikely coming of age stories, illuminating an underclass struggling to redefine itself. Called “the poet laureate of the angry” by The New York Times, Guirgis’s characters’ pride, delusion, and self-pity—derived from a life perched on societal edge—are their most insurmountable obstacles. “Guirgis’s people are mired neck deep in who they can’t stop being, who they can’t get away from, that is, themselves,” writes New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London. “They are, to borrow his lingo, the stuckest motherfuckers around.”Read More
Assistant Director Christopher Mirto spoke with Costume Designer Ivania Stack about bringing each of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s unique characters to the stage in her design for The Motherfucker with the Hat.Read More