NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and Dance will present the student-directed full-length, dark comedy “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” by award-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Black Box Theater in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, SFA campus.
Directed by Dallas senior Mariano Aguirre Jr., “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” explores the tumultuous journey of Jackie, a recovering addict determined to stay on the straight and narrow. His world is turned upside down when he discovers a mysterious hat in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend Veronica, sparking a series of events that unravel secrets, betrayal and unexpected alliances. Set against the gritty backdrop of New York City, this explosive tale of love, loyalty and the pursuit of redemption will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, questioning the blurred lines between right and wrong, according to Aguirre.
The cast includes Houston freshman Ashland Anderson as Veronica; Houston sophomore Xavier Sanchez as Jackie; Houston sophomore Erik Colbert as Ralph D.; Brownsboro junior Sarah Cook as Victoria; and Houston junior Eric Sosa as Cousin Julio.
The crew includes Whitney Posey, senior from Hawkins, stage manager; Osvaldo Matute, freshman from Magnolia, assistant director; Jonathan Leatherman, junior from Dayton, scenic designer; Dylan Manning, freshman from Allen, costume coordinator; Jade Hushaw, sophomore from Killeen, lighting designer; Marwa Habibi, freshman from McKinney, sound designer; and Ashley Camarillo, senior from Yoakum, props designer.
Aguirre is a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate whose past directing credits include Jesse Cameron Alick’s “for colored boys …,” Carl(os) Roa’s “Spanish for Estranged Latin Kids,” Luis Valdez’s “Los Vendidos” and more. Assistant directing credits include Robert O’Hara’s “Bootycandy,” August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” and the upcoming SFA Mainstage production of “Real Women Have Curves” by Josefina Lopez. Aguirre is also a member of the Multicultural Ensemble.
The play is recommended for mature audiences. Faculty production advisor is Cleo House-Keller.
Tickets are $5 for SFA students and faculty/staff and $8 for adults and youth not affiliated with SFA. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at or call (936) 468-6407. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. Griffith Fine Arts Building is located at 2222 Alumni Drive. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre and Dance at (936) 468-4003 or visit