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Hit the Wall

Regional Premiere
July 28 - August 20, 2017
By Ike Holter
Directed by Joanie Schultz

Media Sponsors include Dallas Observer and Dallas Voice

The show follows a diverse group -- including an African-American drag queen, a butch lesbian, a fiercely funny gay duo, and a bigoted gay-bashing cop, among many others -- as a joyful evening at a gay nightclub, following the death of the iconic Judy Garland, is brutally interrupted by a police raid that touches off days of violent protests. Hit the Wall premiered in 2012 at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre. Hit the Wall transports audiences to the Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village on June 27-28, 1969, when a routine police raid on an underground gay hotspot became a foundational moment for the modern gay rights movement. Featuring a howling live rock band that evokes the era's proto-punk music and fast-paced, sharp dialogue, the vivid theatrical re-imagination focuses on ten unlikely revolutionaries, each claiming in turn "I was there."

Hit the Wall is recommended for mature audiences only due to adult content and language.

Cast:
Peg - Kelsey Leigh Ervi*
Tano - Joshua Gonzales*
Carson - Walter Lee*
Cop - Gregory Lush*
Roberta - Camille Monae
Newbie - Stephen Rosenberger
Mika - Rashaun Sibley
Cliff - Garret Storms*
Madeline - Jacie Hood Wenzel
A-Gay - Brandon Whitlock

Band (The Mystiks):
Ivan Dillard - Composer/Guitar/Cello
Gerard Bendiks - Drums
Lina Reyne - Bass

Creative Team:
Director - Joanie Schultz
Assistant Director - Tiffany Navarro
Stage Manager - Caron Grant*
Assistant Stage Manager - Monika Zimmerman*
Set Designer - Jocelyn Girigorie
Costume Designer - Ryan Matthieu Smith
Lighting Designer - Jason Foster
Sound Designer - Kellen Voss
Properties Designer - Bradley Gray
Music Coordinator - Shawn Magill
Fight Choreographer - Jeff Colangelo
Dramaturg - Kyle Eric Bradford

*denotes member of AEA

 

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