From tonight, September 14 through October 13, 2012, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston premiere of the recent Broadway hit comedy THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
A 2011 Tony nominee for Best Play, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT is a ferociously funny play about love, fidelity, and facing one’s demons. The story centers on ex-con Jackie, who thinks he has finally turned his life around now that he’s sober and has a new job. But when he finds a strange hat in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend, he is back on the brink, and embarks on a 12-Step quest with his AA sponsor Ralph D. to find the hat’s owner.
The play is the latest work by New York playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and the first of his works to make it to Broadway. A co-artistic director of New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company, Mr. Gurigis has had his plays produced on five continents and throughout the United States. His works include Our Lady of 121st Street (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations, 10 Best Plays of 2003); Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Barrymore Award, Olivier Nomination for London's Best New Play); In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings (2007 LA Drama Critics Best Play, Best Writing Award),The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (10 Best -Time Magazine & Entertainment Weekly), and The Little Flower of East Orange (starring Ellen Burstyn and Michael Shannon, 2008).
Norton Award-winner David R. Gammons (Red, Blackbird) will direct the Boston premiere of THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT. Featured in the cast are Jaime Carrillo, EveLyn Howe, Melinda Lopez, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, and Alejandro Simoes.
The design team includes Eric Levenson (scenic); Gail Astrid Buckley (costumes); Jeff Adelberg (lighting) and David Remedios (sound). Dawn Schall Saglio is the Production Stage Manager.
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT will run for five weeks, from tonight, September 14 through October 13, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.
Ticket prices range from $25-$57 with discounts for students, seniors, and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.