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The Motherfucker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis

26 June 2013

Outstanding Production of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Director of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Cast Performance – B Iden Payne Nomination

Capital T presents

The Motherfucker with the Hat

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Carrie Klypchak

Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony
Scenic Design Patrick Lord
Costume Design by Cheryl Painter

August 8th – 31st

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St

 

“Sex to change the course of the world…” With this line from a personal ad, marine biology grad student Jules lures journalism student Jo to his subterranean lab-turned-apartment, where he studies fish sleep cycles for signs of the apocalypse. And so begins one hell of a blind date, and a hilarious play. Rising American playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb tackles our fascination with myths about the origins (and end!) of life with this clever, sharp-witted doomsday comedy.

 

Things are looking up for recovering alcoholic Jackie and his girlfriend Veronica—until Jackie spots another man’s hat in their apartment and embarks on a sublimely incompetent quest for vengeance. Fast-paced and uproarious, Motherfucker is a gleefully foul-mouthed look at modern love and other addictions.

Capital T Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ outrageously funny and touching comedy directed by Cap T company member Carrie Klypchak starring Austin favorites Ben Wolfe (The Pain and the Itch), Indigo Rael (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), Antoinette Robinson (Mr. Marmalade), Rommel Sulit (Men of Tortuga) and Aaron Alexander (Behanding in Spokane).

Running Time: 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission


Warning: foul language, nudity, and a hat.

Cast

Jackie – Ben Wolfe

Ralph D – Aaron Alexander

Veronica- Indigo Rael

Cousin Julio – Rommel Sulit/Jude Hickey

Victoria – Antoinette Robinson


About the Playwright

Stephen Adly Guirgis- Playwright

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’ TrainOur Lady of 121st StreetIn Arabia We’d All Be KingsThe 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 ThievesRace Religion PoliticsDominica: 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.”