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The Motherf**ker With the Hat

From 3 critic and 38 member reviews
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. More…

Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. But he's still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie's too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He's married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there's Julio, Jackie's cousin…a stand-up, "stand by me" kind of guy.

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Motherfucking

See it if You want to see inventive staging and solid performances in an intimate setting. Robby Ramos and Jill Bianchini kill it!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with foul language or sexual content

Great staging, Long-winded

See it if Superb staging and directing, acting is ok but not front-row quality. I wish the same troupe chose to use better source material.

Don't see it if The script could use lots of cutting, it's way too reliant on rather obvious plot turns and the acting isn't good enough to cover for that.

Great acting, Intense, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You like plays about tough issues like family, relationships, crime and drug/alcohol addiction. You like intense dialog, great dialog.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by raunchy language and very adult themes. A lot of cursing and sexual themes. You prefer light hearted shows.

In your face, Gritty, Edgy, Quirky, Realistic

See it if You like flawed, human characters in unique, realistic situations.

Don't see it if You don't like foul language or seeing Jimmy Smits in boxer shorts.

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.

Uneven, Rough, Great writing

See it if You can tolerate a great play done wrong - unfortunately the direction & some of the performances are not up to Adly Guris's pace & ferocity

Don't see it if You have never seen this play - because it's really a masterpiece when done right & it would be wise to wait for a stronger production

Also The original production had completely amazing performances by Bobby C... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like upbeat drama's with a lot of funny moments and a big surprise.

Don't see it if You are a prude, or sanctimonious, or if there are certain taboos you have that turn you off if broken, you need all to end happy

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You like a great plot

Don't see it if You don't like serious plays

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if The mastery in which the actors captured each character will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if Do not see it if harsh curse words upset you

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You love a good, entertaining, modern story that's both funny and edgy.

Don't see it if You're more of a musicals person.

Refreshing, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like a good, clean play with good clean acting - and by clean I mean solid and bullshit-free.

Don't see it if You prefer singing and dancing, which is fine, this just isn't that.

Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Epic, Intense

See it if You like Chris Rock and a good story line. Plenty of Cursing!

Don't see it if You can't stand cursing.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like the classic Charlie Brown Christmas shows on tv

Don't see it if You don't like Charlie Brown

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