The Theatre Program at Lehman College will present the 2011 Tony-nominated play The Motherf**ker With the Hat, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Lehman Stages Director Dante Albertie. The production opens Wednesday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.
This dark comedy features Jackie, newly freed from prison, who tries to stay straight as he returns to his life with longtime girlfriend Veronica, under the guidance of his slick sponsor Ralph D. The Wall Street Journal called the play a “tight, smart and splendidly well-made, a tough-minded, unromantically romantic comedy that keeps you laughing, then sends you home thinking.” For its Broadway run, the play was nominated for a Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play.
The Lehman cast includes students Manuel Galan as Jackie, Adeyinka Adebola as Ralph D., Angie Nunez as Veronica, Emily Holland as Victoria, and Andrew Lekhraj as Cousin Julio. The production team is set designer Kyle Higgins, costume designer Kimberly Matela, lighting designer Greg Solomon, and fight choreographer Carlo Rivieccio.