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The Mother-effing Reviews are In!

The Mother-effing Reviews are In!

The reviews are in and it's unanimous! Word on the street is strong-- EP0CH's The Motherfucker with the Hat is the shit! Catch it before it's gone!

"Troy M. Apostol seems to have a way of directing intense, provocative, emotionally evocative plays that get under your skin and leave a lasting impact.." --EPOCH"s Epic Debut by Malia Baloyot

"EPOCH, (Empowering People Of Color Hawaii) is a new theatre organization and this is EPOCH’s first production. If they can continue at this level, it will be a major contribution to theatre in Hawaii." --A Tip of the Hat by Ron Heller

"EPOCH's debut...Such an important new contribution to this theatre community! Its mission of offering works and creating more artistic opportunities to showcase the culture(s) and talents of People of Color is crucial." --Jan McGrath

"EPOCH is needed in this town. Every cast member was excellent. That is what professionalism in theatre means. #risktakingtheatre." --Terri Madden

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for pushing the envelope. Come see this Hawaii. You'll be glad you did!" --Beth E. Barry

Promotional video footage/editing courtesy of Edo Natasha.

Jason Quinn and Danielle Zalopany in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

Jason Quinn and Danielle Zalopany in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

"You, stupido, see this show!" --Chuchi. Photos by Michael Snoopy Wells.

Empowering People of Color Hawai‘i (EPOCH) is proud to present its inaugural production, Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2011 Tony Award-nominated The Motherfucker with the Hat. Po‘okela Award-winning actor/director Troy M. Apostol helms this “high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery” after first staging it in December 2015 for select Hawaii Pacific University audiences, as part of Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Dark Night series. This version marks EPOCH’s debut onto the Hawai‘i theatre scene, and promises to be an intense foray into sexy, dangerous, and hilarious Nuyorican territory.

“Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He's also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie's too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He's married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there's Julio, Jackie's cousin…a stand-up, "stand by me" kind of guy.” -- Dramatists Play Service

Say amen: Quinn and Quantae Love in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

Say amen: Quinn and Quantae Love in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

Don’t miss The Motherfucker with the Hat! Playing for two weekends only, staring some of Hawai‘i hottest talents of stage and screen: Jason Quinn (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Waikiki the Film) as Jackie, Danielle Zalopany (Not One Batu, Waikiki the Film) as Veronica, Quantae Love (Ruined, Popolo) as Ralph D., Wendy Pearson (Yellowman, Hawaii 5-O) as Victoria, reprising his role, Kava Jones (Julius Caesar, Waikiki the Film) as Cousin Julio, and assisted directed by recent Sarah Lawrence College (NY) graduate, Sienna Aczon (The Tempest), this show is guaranteed to seduce and satiate the adventurous theatregoer in you, and knock you out like a bat to the head.

For more information please contact EPOCH production manager Lanaly Cabalo at lcabalo02@gmail.com, (202) 643-2393.

Where:
Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall (Please note their new location)
ongkingarts@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/ongkingartscenter/

When:
Fri, Sept. 15, 7:30pm
Sat, Sept. 16, 7:30pm
Sun, Sept. 17, 4:00pm
Fri, Sept. 22, 7:30pm
Sat, Sept. 23, 7:30pm
Sun, Sept. 24, 4:00pm

Tickets:
General admission:
$20 online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3075589
$25 at the door. Box office opens one hour before curtain.

Please note:
·      The show contains adult themes and situations, simulated drug use, and copious amounts of profanity. 18+ suggested.
·      The substitution “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” may be used when referencing this production in print.

Follicle bases: Love and Kava Jones in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

Follicle bases: Love and Kava Jones in EPOCH's The Motherfucker with the Hat. Photo by Michael Snoopy Wells.

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