Tony Winner Anna Shapiro to Stage Guirgis' Motherf**ker with the Hat in New York City

News   Tony Winner Anna Shapiro to Stage Guirgis' Motherf**ker with the Hat in New York City
Tony Award-winning August: Osage County director Anna D. Shapiro will direct The Public Theater/LAByrinth Theater Company world-premiere co-production of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker with the Hat in early 2011.

Anna D. Shapiro
Anna D. Shapiro Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Shapiro is an artistic associate and ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Dates, venue, cast and creative team for the production have not been announced. Guirgis is a co-artistic director of the LAByrinth.

According to the presenters, "Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica, who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them — except a hat. Guirgis, as always, provides an eclectic and lively cast of characters seeking to 'put away their childish things,' and their collective quest — and missteps — result in one of Guirgis' most open-hearted, laugh-out-loud and poignant plays to date."

Guirgis' plays include Jesus Hopped the A Train, Little Flower Of East Orange, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, Our Lady Of 121st Street, Den Of Thieves and Dominica The Fat Ugly Ho.

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