Destiny Theatre Experience Marks 10th Anniversary With MOTHERF*R WITH THE HAT

Destiny Theatre Experience Marks 10th Anniversary With MOTHERF*R WITH THE HAT
Cast of The Motherfucker With The Hat (left to right): Tony Insignares, Michael
Carlo, Amie Lara, Matt N. Smith
and Megan Blevins (not pictured).
- photo by Eric Ventress

Kurt Jarvis directs Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With The Hat for a July 21-29 run at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater, marking the tenth anniversary summer production from Destiny Theatre Experience, founded by actor-playwright-director-producer Shawn Whitsell.

The Motherfucker With The Hat is a comedy about relationships, drug dependency and overcoming life's obstacles. 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 AA sponsor. He is married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria. There's also Jackie's ride-or-die cousin Julio.

"I love this play," says Whitsell, the multi-hyphenate founder of Destiny Theatre Experience. "I acted in a production of it in Clarksville [at the Roxy Regional Theatre] about five years ago and knew it was something I wanted to bring to Nashville one day. When Kurt approached me about doing it, I didn't have to think twice."

Jarvis' cast features Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. The show is directed Kurt Jarvis, who also directed Yellowman for DTE earlier this year.

Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. for performances on Friday and Saturday, July 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Showtime is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, and again on Saturday, July 29.

The Motherfucker With The Hat will be presented at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Shawn Whitsell at

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