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The play premiered in Chicago last season to acclaim, however, New York critics offered a cool response to Holter's piece which presents a series of archetypal characters living in and around the West Village who claim, "I was there" as the events of June 28, 1969, unfold.
Hit the Wall was originally scheduled to run through early July at the Barrow Street theatre, coinciding with New York City's Gay Pride Week in late June. The Barrow Street Theatre is located just blocks away from the Stonewall Inn – where the play is set – seen by many as the heart of New York's Gay Pride celebration.
Eric Hoff, who staged the Chicago premiere, directs the environmental Off-Broadway production that began previews Feb. 19 and opened March 10. The production has original music and music supervision by Dan Lipton.
Original Chicago cast members Rania Salem Manganaro and Arturo Soria are joined by Nick Bailey, Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project), Ben Diskant, Nathan Lee Graham (Wig Out, Priscilla), Matthew Greer (Seminar), Gregory Haney (Bring It On, Wicked), Sean Allan Krill (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Ray Rizzo, Carolyn Michelle Smith (WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!) and Indigo Street.
The design team includes Lauren Helpern (set design), David Hyman (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Daniel Kluger and Brandon Wolcott (sound design) and J. David Brimmer (fight director).
Hit the Wall is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Patrick Daly, Burnt Umber, Roger E. Kass, BarLor Productions, Starry Night Entertainment, Christian Chadd Taylor, SKandal Theatrical, and Marc & Lisa Biales.
For tickets visit Smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street.