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Hofstra Drama Lets Loose With “The Motherf**ker with the Hat,” Oct. 3-12

The Motherf**ker with the Hat, a play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is coming to Hofstra’s Black Box Theater in the New Academic Building, October 3-12, 2014. This fast-moving, foulmouthed comedy-drama about the moral dilemmas caused by misplaced love and fidelity in the modern world is directed by Hofstra Department of Drama and Dance Professor Royston Coppenger.

Show times are:

  • Friday, October 3 and 10, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 4 and 11, at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 5 and 12, at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 9, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are  $10, $8 for senior citizens (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a HofstraCard. They are available for purchase at the John Cranford Adams Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the Black Box Theater, starting 90 minutes before each performance.

Director Royston Coppenger says, “Stephen Adly Guirgis’ plays combine verbal brilliance and sharp wit with a keen eye for everyday characters whose lives haven’t lived up to their expectations. The Motherf**ker with the Hat isn’t exactly a comedy, although there are many ferociously funny moments; it isn’t exactly a drama, either, even though heartbreak and failure threaten to break through the characters’ defenses at every moment. The Motherf**ker with the Hat is a beautifully realized character study that gives voice to characters who all too often are ignored by other playwrights.”

Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ other credits include Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Our Lade of 121st Street, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Little Flower of East Orange. The Motherf**ker with the Hat earned Guirgis Tony and Drama Desk nominations, as well as countless others. TV writing credits include “The Sopranos” and “NYPD Blue.” His plays have been produced on five continents.

Photo of Isaiah Stanley and Kiana Kountze by Nic Christopher.

By Hofstra student Lyndsay Crescenti

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