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The Motherf**cker with the Hat

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Ozzie Jones
February 3, 2022 — February 27, 2022

Opening Night: February 9, 2022

Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Motherf**ker with the Hat is presented by Theatre Exile in partnership with The Brothers’ Network.
Directed by Ozzie Jones
Honorary Producers Linda & David Glickstein
Associate Producers Mark  & Tobey Dichter and Gayle & David Smith
Featuring: J Hernandez, Amanda Schoonover, Scott Greer, Daniela Malavé, and Zach Valdez.

Just released from prison, Jackie (Hernandez) lives with his childhood sweetheart Veronica (Malavé) and is staying clean with the help from his too-smooth sponsor Ralph D (Greer). Things are looking up for Jackie until he spots another man’s hat in their apartment. The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis is a fast-paced, brutally funny, foul-mouthed look at modern love, friendship, addiction, and the challenges of adulthood. The Tony Award-nominated show made its Broadway debut in 2011.

Honorary Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Associate Producers: Mark & Tobey Dichter and Gayle & David Smith

For additional information, please visit our 2021-22 Season FAQ and Safety pages.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat contains drug use, violence, frequent and extreme profanity and is intended for mature audiences.

Show Dates & Times


THU, FEB 3, 7PM- $10
FRI, FEB 4, 8PM- $20
SAT, FEB 5, 8PM- $20 
SUN, FEB 6, 3PM- $20 
TUE, FEB 8, 7PM- $20
WED, FEB 9, 8PM- Sold Out 
THU, FEB 10, 7PM- $30
FRI, FEB 11, 8PM- $35
SAT, FEB 12, 8PM- $35
SUN, FEB 13, 3PM– $35 
WED, FEB 16, 7PM- $30
THU, FEB 17, 7PM*– $30 
FRI, FEB 18, 8PM- $35
SAT, FEB 19, 8PM- $35
SUN, FEB 20, 3PM- $35
MON, FEB 21, 7PM- $20
WED, FEB 23, 7PM- $30
THU, FEB 24, 12PM- $20
THU, FEB 24, 7PM- $30

FRI, FEB 25, 8PM- $35
SAT, FEB 26, 8PM- $35
SUN, FEB 27, 3PM- $35


“Wildly entertaining”

“[The Motherf**ker with the Hat’s] unexpectedly complex take on addiction and recovery, as well as its poetically profane language and quirky, broken characters, will keep audiences riveted”

Julia M. Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer

“A stellar cast brings remarkable authenticity and excellent timing to Guirgis’s gritty comedy.”

“… If you don’t mind a lot of cussing and a little onstage drug use, this Motherf**ker is a seriously good time.”

“Enraging, funny, and surprisingly life-affirming.”

Rebecca Rendell, Talkin' Broadway

“A powerful play”

“First-rate theatre.”

“The casting in [The Motherf**ker with the Hat] was spot-on as the five actors not only fit their characters well, but also play against each other splendidly.”

Richard Lord, Performance Font PA



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