The Motherf**ker With the Hat: Irreverent Look at Love & Addiction
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An absurdist tragicomedy originally published in 1960, The Caretaker was Nobel Prize-winning writer Harold Pinter's first major success. Frequently likened to Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker revolves around the mentally challenged Aston, the fast-talking tramp he invites to stay with him, and Mick (Aston's younger brother, housemate and caretaker). The Caretaker stands as a prime example of Pinter's masterful ability to mix darkness, humor and humanity. For this Imago Theatre production, Jerry Mouawad directs Allen Nause in the lead role. Learn More
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- “… a high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery." —Broadwayworld.com
- "Fast, flashy, and tremendously assured … absolutely masterful." —<em>Chicago Reader</em>
Running time is approximately one hour and 45 minutes, with one intermission.
The show premiered at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 11, 2011. The cast starred Chris Rock in his Broadway debut as Ralph D., with Bobby Cannavale (Jackie), Annabella Sciorra (Victoria), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Veronica) and Yul Vázquez (Cousin Julio). It was directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2011 including Best Play. The first regional production of the show was at Theaterworks in Hartford, Connecticut, premiering on October 14, 2011. It was produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in December 2012 and featured John Ortiz, Jimmy Smits, Sandra Delgado, Gary Perez and Sandra Marquez. So far in 2013 it has been produced at theatres around the country including Washington DC's Studio Theatre, South Coast Repertory, San Francisco Playhouse, Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque and Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY. Artists Rep's production marks its Northwest premiere.
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