Explosive Gay-Rights Drama Revisits '69 Stonewall Riots in Hit the Wall
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The last date listed for Hit the Wall was Sunday June 1, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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Hank Williams: Lost Highway made such a splash last year at Greenhouse Theater Center that American Blues Theater's reviving it for 2014. Blues and Southern rock collide in this song-filled smash that follows legendary country singer-songwriter Hank Williams on his lonesome journey from backwoods Alabama to superstardom at the Grand Ole Opry. This unforgettable show, which was an off-Broadway hit nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards, features over 20 Williams hits, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over," "Jambalaya" and "Hey, Good Lookin'." Charting the rise and fall of the country music icon through song, Hank Williams: Lost Highway highlights Williams' undeniable musical talent and songwriting abilities, and explores the alcohol and drug problems that ultimately got the better of him. This remount of the popular production features a talented cast of performers who have performed on Broadway and beyond. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Henk GreenRed Velvet
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The volume of the music destroyed my eardrums and had to put my fingers in my ears. But still loved this show. I've seen it at Steppenwolf Garage and this production doesn't disappoint. The performers draw you in, shake the hell out of you, and remind us of the struggles, bigotry,and how we queers were considered worthless before it was " OK to be GAY".
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I was a little apprehensive at first, listening to the three piece rock band assault our ears at full volume with late 60's hits. But once the drama began, I was swept away with the intense and honest portrayals of the people involved with the...continued
Quotes & Highlights
- “Hit the Wall remains one of the Chicago greats … this is far and away the best visual staging of the three I’ve seen.”—Chicago Tribune
- “The spontaneous, raucous energy that first made Hoff’s production such a hit too is alive and well in this production, which is part concert, part revolt.”—Time Out Chicago
- “Hit the Wall returns with an even better riot … more awful-beautiful than before.”—Chicago Reader
- “If you see only one show before Memorial Day, make it this one.”—Windy City Times