Ticket price $10 cash only at the door
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Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 7:30pm
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Christopher Scott
Presented by the Baruch College Fine & Performing Arts Department and Baruch Performing Arts Center
This production is a revival of the original Broadway play described as "a high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery.” It premiered on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 11, 2011. This cast at Baruch Performing Arts Center consists of a mix of Baruch College students and emerging professional actors.
When the original Broadway play debuted, the Wall Street Journal wrote, "What makes Hat more than just a foul-mouthed, fast-moving farce is that Mr. Guirgis's real subject turns out to be moral relativism. The impeccably sober Ralph D., who has swapped booze for fluorescent-colored nutritional beverages, preaches the gospel of AA with a convert's fervor, yet it doesn't stop him from doing whatever he wants to whomever he wants. Jackie, by contrast, has yet to master his self-destructive impulses, but at least he knows that the point of getting sober is not to become more efficient at taking advantage of other people… Don't let the stupid title put you off. If you do, you'll miss one of the best new plays to come to Broadway in ages."
And Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, "The play that dare not speak its name turns out to have a lot to say... This is by far the most accomplished and affecting work from the gifted Mr. Guirgis, a prolific and erratic chronicler of marginal lives.”
The original Broadway production was nominated for several Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, and Broadway.com Awards. Elizabeth Rodriquz won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress, Bobby Cannavale won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor, and the cast won the Theater World Award for Ensemble Excellence.