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The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Feb 6 – Feb 22, 2025

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Director TBA

Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of
this story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He’s also
still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie’s too-
smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He’s married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by
the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there’s Julio, Jackie’s cousin…a stand-up, “stand by
me” kind of guy. This tight, smart and splendidly well-made, tough-minded, unromantic
romantic dark comedy will keep you laughing and then send you home thinking.


Running time: 100 mins


Nominated for 6 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play

Cast

TBA

Performance Dates

(Individual tickets will be available this Summer)

Playwright

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company. He won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic Theater and Second Stage. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. They include Our Lady of 121st Street (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations), 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 (with Ellen Burstyn & Michael Shannon). All five of these plays were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and originally produced by LAByrinth. His play The Motherfucker with the Hat (6 Tony nominations, including Best Play), was directed on Broadway by Anna D. Shapiro and marked his third consecutive world premiere co-production with The Public Theater and LAByrinth. In London, his plays have premiered at The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The Almeida (dir: Rupert Goold), The Hampstead (Robert Delamere), and at The Arts Theater in the West End. Other plays include Den of Thieves (LAByrinth, HERE, HAI, Black Dahlia), and Dominica The Fat Ugly Ho (dir: Adam Rapp) for the 2006 E.S.T. Marathon. He has received the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a TCG fellowship. He is also a New Dramatists Alumnae and a member of MCC’s Playwright’s Coalition, The Ojai Playwrights Festival, New River Dramatists, and LAByrinth Theater Company. As an actor, he has appeared in theater, film and television, including roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s film Margaret, Todd Solondz’s Palindromes, and Brett C Leonard’s Jailbait opposite Michael Pitt. A former violence prevention specialist and H.I.V. educator, he lives in New York City.

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Production Team

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