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A 2011 Tony nominee for Best Play, The Motherf**cker with the Hat is a ferociously funny play about love, fidelity, and facing one’s demons. Ex-con Jackie thinks he has finally turned his life around now that he’s sober and has a new job. But when he finds a strange hat in his girlfriend’s apartment, he is back on the brink in this razor-sharp new comedy from the author of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes with no intermission.

Recommended for adult audiences due to nudity, simulated drug and alchohol use, fighting and lots of bad language.   Strobe lighting is used, and there is smoking of both tobacco and herbal cigarettes

Press Reviews

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"Gammons, who helmed Red at SpeakEasy last season, sustains an air of scorpions-in-a-bottle tension, mystery, and incipient chaos throught Hat, a sense that one wrong move could prove the undoing of people who are all too accostomed to making wrong moves. . . But there's a tender love story tucked in the brim of this raucous, darkly comic Hat."- The Boston Globe
"Although billed as a comedy, Motherf**ker is so much more, and gives audiences a look at lives rarely seen in theater. . . What you get is an unflinching view of a bunch of flawed people doing what they do best — be human — in a very funny production."- Boston Events Inside
"The sets are bare bones–and that’s exactly where the playwright, David R. Gammons' smart direction, and these visceral performances take us –right down to the nitty gritty of these characters scraped bare before us, no defenses, in clear view of themselves and each other. After all the mind games, rationalizations, screaming and yelling, drugs, sex, and alcohol, recovery comes down to this simple, difficult truth: 'In order to change– you got to change.'"Joyce Kulhawik, joyceschoices.com
"The dark comedy. . . is raw in its emotions as well as in its brief nudity and the countless f-bombs and other profanity telegraphed by the title. At SpeakEasy, that rawness is enhanced by the physicality and high emotion of David R. Gammons' seering, yet often playful, direction and his stark staging. . . Hat is about people whom society often considers losers as they struggle with their own shortcomings and loyalties, and those of people they care about."- Cape Cod Times
"Although billed as a comedy, Motherf**ker is so much more, and gives audiences a look at lives rarely seen in theater. . . What you get is an unflinching view of a bunch of flawed people doing what they do best — be human — in a very funny production."- Boston Events Inside
"The great thing about theater, though, is that when it’s as hot as SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production’s of said “Motherf**ker,” it allows us to see the world outside of the confines of narrowly defined morality. When Guirgis’s characters struggle to come to terms with addiction, fidelity, violence, meaningfulness, it may seem that their almost preordained losing battle is being waged for our personal amusement."- WBUR
"The SpeakEasy Stage Company walks a fine line between humor and pain with extraordinary precision in a brilliant prduction of 'The Motherf**ker with the Hat.' Just beneath the surface of the funny, biting words of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis lies human desperation that turns this riotous story into a compelling treatise on love, addiction and human nature."- Metro
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Audience Buzz

"Great opening last night! . . . Amazing cast! . . . I loved it!"- Evelyn Brito on Facebook
"AMAZING Season Opener! Looking forward to the rest of the season!"- Lindsay Murdock on Facebook
"I saw this on Saturday. Thoroughly enjoyed the play. The actors were excellent, committed to their characters and each other. Highly recommend seeing it."- Becky Sands on Facebook

Features

  • Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis On That [expletive] Title

    From The Boston Globe, Sept. 17, 2012: "Stephen Adly Guirgis’s best-known play has the kind of title that sends mainstream news outlets like this one scrambling to decide how to refer to it without actually, you know, using that word . . . "
  • Finding Balance, Finishing the Hat: An Interview with Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis

    From The Boston Globe, Sept. 17, 2012: "Stephen Adly Guirgis had written only 20 or so pages of The Motherf**ker With the Hat when he was tempted to abandon the play. . . . " An exclusive interview with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • A Show To Take Your Mother To: An Interview with Actor Maurice Parent

    From Dirty Water News, Aug. 29, 2012: "The 2011 Tony-nominated comedy starred comic Chris Rock in his Broadway debut. Picking up the hat in Boston will be Maurice Parent, a multi-talented and award-winning performer who has performed and made his mark with nearly every Boston company, from Actors’ Shakespeare Project (of which he is a resident member) to Lyric Stage and New Repertory Theatre, as well as the Classical Theatre of Harlem and other companies across the country. . . . "
  • Three Actors In Search Of An Opening Night: Maurice Parent

    From The Boston Phoenix, Aug. 27, 2012: "The 2012 fall theater season is at our doorstep, and to mark the occasion, we chose three of the Hub's hottest upcoming shows and had a heart-to-heart with a trio of talented cast members: in-person, and in-character. . . . "

Prices & Seating

Performance DayAll Sections
Tuesday - Friday evening;
Sunday evening (when applicable)
$55
Saturday matinee & evening;
Sunday matinee
$60

 

Special DealsAll Sections
Student Rush $14*

Last Row $25

*Student Rush tickets are available in person at the Box Office window 1 hour before curtain. Valid for Full Time students Age 25 or under. Cash only.

Performance DayAll Sections
Tuesday - Friday evening;
Sunday evening (when applicable)
$55
Saturday matinee & evening;
Sunday matinee
$60

 

Special DealsAll Sections
Student Rush $14*

Last Row $25

*Student Rush tickets are available in person at the Box Office window 1 hour before curtain. Valid for Full Time students Age 25 or under. Cash only.

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