The Motherf**ker With the Hat

Play

Writers: Stephen Adly Guirgis

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2011
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
new york city, present day (2011)
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Jackie, a former drug dealer, has just been released from prison and is living with his high school sweetheart, Veronica. Jackie is enrolled in the AA program and is drug free with the help of his sponsor, Ralph D. When Jackie comes home having finally snagged a job, he and his libido are ready to celebrate. But, when Veronica jumps into the shower to get ready, Jackie notices a hat sitting in the room that isn’t his. He accuses Veronica of having an affair and, though she vehemently denies it, the inexplicably present hat causes a huge rift between them. Jackie’s discovery puts into motion a series of further discoveries that unravel the fabric of love and trust that weaves a community together: lovers are split up, infidelity seems contagious, and sobriety is threatened. As his relationships to those he loved and trusted most dissolve before his eyes, Jackie has to decide whether he is truly ready to give up his vices in order to move into a brighter future.

Lead Characters