The Motherf**ker With the Hat
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The Motherf**ker With the Hat

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

(41 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Edgy

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (41)

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332 Reviews | 41 Followers
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.

63 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great acting, Must see, Edgy, Funny, Masterful

See it if If you like a cast that is Broadway-quality, and you don't mind that one of the themes of this play is getting down and dirty with cheating!

Don't see it if The word MOTHERF**KER bothers you ~ It's used a lot! If you think all married couples are faithful, forget-about-it. If you hate laughter :(

509 Reviews | 336 Followers
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!

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
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

243 Reviews | 67 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see a revival of a brilliant play with no name stars to sell it but this intimate space, no-frills production has huge impact.

Don't see it if You abhor raw language, ethnic accents, dramas about complex human beings struggling to overcome their flaws and having a rough go of it. Read more

53 Reviews | 10 Followers
Intelligent, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You like stories about New York and funny, poignant characters who have a lot of flaws

Don't see it if You don't like bad language or gritty theatre.

442 Reviews | 127 Followers
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

168 Reviews | 24 Followers
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if You like intimate theater experiences with excellent acting, interesting staging and difficult relationships. It's dark.

Don't see it if You don't like small spaces with strange seating arrangements, plays with lots of foul language and drug problems and sleeping around.

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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Blog Critics
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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