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Archive for Stephen Adly Guirgis

THE MOTHER-F**KER WITH THE HAT at the Gloria Gifford Conservancy

Mathew Caine

Mathew Caine

Lovell Estell III — Stage Raw

Plays about broken people dealing with issues of addiction, violence, and toxic sexuality are legion, but they don’t always translate into provocative and humorous theater. Both qualities are found in this dour comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright .
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Now running through August 26

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET at the Victory Theatre

Photo: Courtesy Victory Theatre Center

Photo: Courtesy Victory Theatre Center

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Newly awarded Pulitzer Prize winner is noted for his colorful offbeat characters and the florid street vernacular they use to express themselves.

In his Our Lady of 121st Street, a group of 30- somethings reunite at a funeral home to pay their respects to a neighborhood legend: a nun named Sister Rosa who nurtured, taught and terrorized them when they were kids. Read more…

Now running through June 7. 

THE MOTHER… WITH THE HAT at the Lost Studio

Photo by Zac Titus

Photo by Zac Titus

David C. Nichols – LA Times

“Your – whaddyacallit – your world view? It ain’t mine. And the day it is, that’s the day I shoot myself in the head. I didn’t get clean to live like that.”

That statement suggests the gravitas that drives the scabrous hilarity of “The Mother… With the Hat” at the Lost Studio. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ profanely engrossing 2011 study of love, recovery, moral relativism and misidentified headgear receives an invigorating L.A. premiere. Read more…

Now playing through August 10.