The Motherf**ker With the Hat
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The Motherf**ker With the Hat
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The Motherf**ker With the Hat NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(38 Reviews)
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Members say
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing

About the Show

T. Schreiber Theatre presents Stephen Adly Guirgis' Tony-nominated play, a darkly comic tale about friendship, love, addiction, and the difficulties of adulthood.

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Member Reviews (38)

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691 Reviews | 212 Followers
85
Edgy, Funny, Raunchy, Intense, Relevant

See it if You would enjoy a dark comedy / drama about addicts sleeping around, suffering, philosophizing, and trying to improve themselves.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more polished performance. This was difficult material. The spunky young cast was better in some spots than others.

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if I loved this play. All the actors were excellent. My first time seeing Bobby Cannavale. What a part and what an actor!

Don't see it if You don't like swearing. Lots of it here!

427 Reviews | 127 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy wonderful acting and a realistic and compassionate plot; you like being in a very small venue "up close and personal".

Don't see it if your idea of a great night at theater is a large theater with fancy scenery; you dislike foul language and uncomfortable sexual situations. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are ready for some great acting. You want to have a good laugh. You are not turned off by profanity. You have an open mind.

Don't see it if You do not want to laugh. You do not want to see a play about someone in recovery and their struggles. You are turned off by profanity.

276 Reviews | 39 Followers
84
Great writing, Funny, Raunchy, Intense

See it if You like drama with a healthy dose of violence and humor. You like small, intimate, intense plays.

Don't see it if you want to avoid filthy language or infidelity; you've seen it before.

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
86
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if Intense human drama with a touch of great humor appeal to you

Don't see it if You want to see something fluffy with a neat ending

270 Reviews | 53 Followers
70
Great writing, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if You want to enjoy a great script and can ignore some poor casting choices.

Don't see it if You want the two leads to ring true. This director seems to have taken all the edge/street out of what should be two strong characters.

251 Reviews | 49 Followers
95
Edgy, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if I've seen the Chris Rock version on Broadway, loved it & wanted to see again. This cast was great. Intimate setting. Felt true & refreshing,

Don't see it if You're opposed to urban comedy, scantily-clad actors, cussing (LOOK AT THE TITLE!!!), tight seating, and if you're sat in the front-the food

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
October 25th, 2016

"Stephen Adly Guirgis’ heartbreaking script about two f**kups trying hard not to f**k up again has great rhythms, capitalizing on hyper-specific details about New York City and linguistic clues that honor the Puerto Rican heritage of the show’s central characters...Director Peter Jensen builds patient early scenes with this compelling cast, with great, tragic payoff later in the show...The cohesion of this production is also due in no small part to the strong performances of the cast."
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BlogCritics.org
October 28th, 2016

"Now, without a big-name cast or a big space, director Peter Jensen and a top-notch creative team have crafted a compelling production blessed with an equally top-drawer cast...The cast handles Guirgis’s script, a mix of boiling profanity and elevated language, with remarkable naturalism...The acting, script, and direction, enhanced by evocative music, sound, and lighting and by Sherry Martinez’s dead-on costumes, are interlocking facets of a gem of a production."
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Off Off Online
October 28th, 2016

"Guirgis’s unabashedly vulgar play explores themes of love, morality and choice in one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York...The play, one of Guirgis’s best, is both hilarious and thought-provoking...Director Peter Jensen keeps the production’s energy high, and scenic designer Miguel Urbino uses sets that are minimal yet functional...'The Motherf**er with the Hat' is a production you won’t want to miss."
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