Tickets of Sale Oct. 18th for Steppenwolf’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues the 2012/13 season with ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro’s second staging of The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s hit new play. The Motherf**ker with the Hat features Sandra Delgado, Sandra Marquez, John Ortiz, Gary Perezand Jimmy Smits. The Motherf**ker with the Hat begins previews December 28, 2012 (Opening Night is January 6, 2013; Press Performances are January 5 at 3pm and January 8 at 7:30pm) and runs through March 3, 2013 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 – $86) go on sale October 19 at 11am (prices are subject to change).

Things are on the up-and-up for recovering alcoholic Jackie and girlfriend Veronica—until Jackie spots another man’s hat in their apartment and embarks on a sublimely incompetent quest for vengeance. Fast-paced and uproarious, Mother asks probing questions about the havoc addiction wreaks. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, director of the acclaimed Broadway premiere, returns to direct the Steppenwolf production.

Steppenwolf’s 2012/13 season, The Reckoning, explores the moment when we are called to account. Will our deeds be repaid? Will our secrets be revealed? Will we get what we deserve? The Motherf**ker with the Hat is one of five stories about what happens when the past comes knocking.

The production team for The Motherf**ker with the Hat includes: Todd Rosenthal(scenic design), Linda Roethke (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design),Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design) and Terence Blanchard (original music). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Kim Osgood (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (assistant stage manager).

Title The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Author Stephen Adly Guirgis

Director Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro

Featuring Sandra Delgado, Sandra Marquez, John Ortiz, Gary Perez and Jimmy Smits

Location Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St

Dates Previews: December 28, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Press Performances: January 5 at 3pm and January 8 at 7:30pm

Opening: January 6

Regular Run: January 8 – March 3, 2013

Accessible Performances Sign language-interpreted: February 3 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned: February 9 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour: February 17 at 1:30pm (3pm performance)

Curtain Times Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm.

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Wednesday matinees at 2pm on February 6, 13 and 20.

Note: There are no 7:30pm performances on January 1; February 10, 17 and 24. There is no 3pm performance on January 6 and the evening performance that day is by invitation only.

Ticket prices Previews: $20 – $57

Regular Run: $20 – $86

20 for $20: Twenty $20 tickets are available by phone or in person beginning at 11am on the day of each performance (1pm for Sunday performances).

Rush Tickets: Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show.

Student Discounts: Limited $15 student tickets are available online. Use code HAT15 for student discount. (Limit 2 tickets. Must present a valid student ID for each ticket). For additional student discounts, visit

Group Tickets: All groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate for any performance throughout the season.

Audience Services 1650 N Halsted St, 312-335-1650

Online ticketing available at

Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. Steppenwolf is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available. Performances featuring American Sign Language interpretation, open captioning and audio description are offered during the run of each play. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are available for every performance.


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America’s longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces—the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat Garage Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 43 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming at Steppenwolf includes a five-play Subscription Season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season and three repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work, Garage Rep and Next Up. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Off-Broadway, Broadway, London, Sydney and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and nine Tony Awards. Martha Lavey is the Artistic Director and David Hawkanson is the Executive Director. Nora Daley is Chair of Steppenwolf’s Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit, and

Currently on stage is Good People by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (through November 11, 2012) in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St).

The 2012/13 Subscription Season also includes The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton (January 24 – May 19, 2013) in the Upstairs Theatre; Head of Passes by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by ensemble member Tina Landau (April 4 – June 9, 2013) in the Downstairs Theatre; and Belleville by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffmann (June 27 – August 25, 2013) in the Downstairs Theatre.