The Motherf**ker With The Hat

ensemble theatre · the motherf**kers · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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EILEEN WEINER certified reviewer June 03, 2017
This play is a modern masterpiece, and this production of it is a sheer delight. The acting is magnificent and the play touches on so many facets of modern life: friendship, loyalty, family, human frailty, and above all, love. How do we love one another despite our weaknesses? What's the nature of forgiveness? What's the truth and what's bullshit, and how do you tell the difference, in other people and in yourself? You owe it to yourself to see this performance. Don't miss it! It will make you laugh; it will break your heart a little -- it's the best of what theater can be. I can't thank these folks enough for giving me a night of theater I will never forget. My hat's off to you, one and all.... full review
NANCY MA certified reviewer June 06, 2017
This is a must see! Everyone was committed to playing on stage. This was such a beautiful piece on dysfunctional relationships that are brimming with love. And I really felt like I was in New York for a moment.... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 12, 2017
A century and more after Gorky's THE LOWER DEPTHS here's its American cousin, an exhausting wallow in the pain of wasted lives, expertly engineered and even leavened with laughs. The "F" word flows as "trippingly on the tongue" as Elizabethan English did for Shakespeare's audience, so if the title makes you uncomfortable this ISN'T the play for you! But is there a better ensemble cast (3m/2f) in this entire Fringe season? (With 375 options, who can tell?) The acting is breath-taking (under the unerring eye of Director Tony Gatto, I'm sure), anchored by Jorge-Luis Pallo and Fayna Sanchez as the not-so-innocents, Nelson Delrosario, the serpent in their Garden of Hell, plus Libby Ewing (who left the audience cheering after her mid-show mono... full review
EDWARD HONG the nerds of color certified reviewer June 15, 2017
tagged as: funny · emotional · fastloudfunny
Run, don't walk to see this. It is a dynamic theatre experience that showcases some truly talented actors who commit to the language of Stephen Adley Gurgis to the highest degree.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2017
I was astounded and had one of the greater experiences in the theatre here!... full review
JENNIE FAHN certified reviewer June 15, 2017
A brilliant play performed by an absolutely top-notch cast of authentic, stellar actors. A wonderful exhibition of exceptional talent! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: powerful ensemble
been wanting to see this play since it was in New York and I thought it was very well performed by a group of terrific actors.... full review
CALLIE PRENDIVILLE certified reviewer June 18, 2017
As I'm writing this there are no performances left, which is sad for whoever is reading this who didn't catch it. Smart directing, wonderful actors, and a killer script. As much as the Fringe is a great place for unpublished new stuff, S.A.G. is one of my favorite playwrights and these artists were so smart to lean on his great writing. Funny and frustrating, the performances took a great script and broke your heart with it. ... full review
ANDREW BURGER certified reviewer June 18, 2017
It started a bit slow, but once the groundwork was set, it became very interesting and engaging. It was a great story about relationships and how the love can persist even through bad decisions and rough patches in life.... full review
MARCUS J FREED certified reviewer June 19, 2017
YEAH! Gritty, full on, blood-sweat-and-tears-in-yo'-face-theatre!! Kickass work from the cast of MoFo W/The Hat. They work it, giving you a solid theatrical experience. This piece has depth, gravitas, grabs you by the cohones and takes you through a heart-wrenching theatrical rollercoaster of emotions. It has solid direction and a uniformly strong cast who play the junkies, abusers, abused and highly dysfunctional group of characters who are doing their best in life. The characters learn a little, grow a little, bounce around in their pain & try to better themselves. MoFo is a carefully constructed production that deserves to get an extended life. Great work!... full review