Motherf**ker With the Hat, With Original Broadway Cast, Begins L.A. Run Jan. 31

By Adam Hetrick
31 Jan 2013

Chris Rock
Chris Rock
Photo by Joan Marcus

The complete original Broadway cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker with the Hat, including Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra, reunite for the L.A. Theatre Works presentation of the Tony-nominated play Jan. 31 at the James Bridges Theater.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat  is presented through Feb. 2. In addition to Rock, Cannavale and Sciorra, the cast features Yul Vázquez and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

All LATW performances are recorded and broadcast on LATW's nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."

Here's how the play was described on Broadway: "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' 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.

The original production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat premiered on Broadway in 2011, where it ran for 112 regular performances. It earned Tony Award nominations for Best Play, and acting nominations for Cannavale, Rodriguez and Vazquez.

For more information visit latw.org. The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall at 235 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA.