Sorry to Bother You left me at a loss for words and, from the looks of Audience Scores on Rotten Tomatoes, so has it left its audiences. This film interrupts the common movie going experience both figuratively and literally. It’s almost as if the film is sorry to bother the steady stream of digestible content to communicate to the world that there are realistic problems the filmmaker would like to address.
— Players on the Wall’s production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat.
As with most his plays, Stephen Adly Guirgis holds no punches in his funny, darkly humorous play, The Motherf**ker with the Hat – in which an ex-convict returns home after two years in prison to discover a hat that’s not his in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend. Centered around fidelity and sobriety, the play follows Jackie on a cathartic journey as life on parole tears him a new one. This initially rich source material provides just the right backdrop for Players on the Wall’s sophomore production. Add in the unique venue, The Lowbrow Palace, and you’d have a recipe for a thoroughly unique evening of theatre.