The Ringwald to Present THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 3/28-4/14
Best known for his searing plays The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Jesus Hopped the A Train, Stephen Adly Guirgis' latest play, The Motherfucker with the Hat, finally makes its Michigan debut. Seen on Broadway in 2011 in an acclaimed production that starred Chris Rock and Bobby Canavale, The Ringwald's production will play an exclusive 3 week run at the Ferndale theatre.
Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of The Motherfucker with the Hat. 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. When Jackie finds a mysterious hat in the apartment they share, he is convinced Veronica is cheating on him with the titular character. What happens after the discovery takes Jackie on a funny, profane, and profound journey that will change his very life.
The Motherfucker with the Hat opens Friday, March 28 and plays through Monday, April 14 at 8pm Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. Student Rush Tickets ($15 Fri/Sat and $10 Sun) are available at the box office the day of the show with valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.
The Ringwald opened their doors seven years ago on May 11, 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theatre community. Past Productions include: August: Osage County, When the Rain Stops Falling,, The Bad Seed, Making Porn, The Book of Liz, Rent, and Love! Valour! Compassion!. The Ringwald was named 2009, 2012 and 2013 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit and Best Place to See Local Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the readers of Metro Times.