Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Opens THE MOTHERF***ER WITH THE HAT Tonight
Epic Theatre Company is heading to the Academy Players for the craziest show of the season-Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Motherf***er with the Hat." It's a dark comedy that looks at the struggles of life after addiction through the lens of one of America's best playwrights directed by Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Artistic Director of Mixed Magic Theater.
"I'm a huge fan of Stephen Adly Guirgis-especially his ability to write for characters who sometimes aren't represented anywhere else in theater," says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli. "We're always looking for shows that make an impact, and with a title like this one, it's hard not to imagine grabbing people's attention. Well-come for the title, but stay for the fireworks, because this show is a burst of energy that will have you glued to these characters and the obstacles they face. It's a show so big, we had to take it to a brand new space-one belonging to our friends at the Academy Players-and enlist one of the area's most dynamic directors-my good friend Jonathan Pitts-Wiley-to helm it."
The Motherf***ker with the Hat is the story of Jackie, a newly clean drug dealer, as he tries to navigate his life after getting himself straight. It doesn't help that his girlfriend Veronica is still addicted to cocaine, his sponsor Ralph is keeping a few secrets, Ralph's wife Victoria is harboring a crush on Jackie, and Jackie's cousin Julio trying to help might mean things are going to get much, much worse.
Jonathan Pitts-Wiley directs an Epic cast that includes Rudy Ru (House Arrest), Jackie Aguirre (Milk Like Sugar), Jay Are Adams (Red Speedo), Kerry Giorgi (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Nicholas Menna (Wolf Hall).
The Motherf***er with the Hat runs October 12th - 27th at the James and Gloria Maron Cultural Arts Center home to the Academy Players, located at 180 Buttonhole Drive (Building 2) in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors. Students and Military Service Members can receive complimentary tickets as part of Epic's Free Admission program.
Tickets can only be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3625297. No tickets will be available at the door.
Photo Credit: Dave Cantelli
Jackie Aguirre and Rudy Ru
Jay Are Adams Rudy Ru and Nicholas Menna
Kerry Giorgi and Rudy Ru