Tony Nominated The Motherf**ker with the Hat Kicks Off Lehman’s 2013-2014 Season

TheMFwtHat-webThe Theatre Program at Lehman College presents 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 October 23 at 3:30pm and runs through October 27 at 3pm; Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7pm.  Performances take place at the Studio Theater, located in the Speech & Theater Building on the campus of Lehman College (250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468).  General admission is $10.  Seniors, Lehman faculty and staff, and non-Lehman student tickets are $8.  All performances are free of charge for Lehman students with valid identification.  The box office is open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Please note: This production contains adult language and content and is not intended for younger audiences.

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.”  Here Guirgis gives us “a slice of life that’s as provocative as it is absorbing” – USA Today.  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 (Jackie), Adeyinka Adebola (Ralph D.), Angie Nunez (Veronica), Emily Holland (Victoria), and Andrew Lekhraj (Cousin Julio).  The production team is set designer Kyle Higgins, costume designer Kimberly Matela, lighting designer Greg Solomon, and fight choreographer Carlo Rivieccio.  Mentored by Carol Sullivan, the production stage managers are students Adrian Rios, Diana Sheivprasad, Joshua Caro, and Travis Ocasio.

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