Don’t judge a play by its title: The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Mark Dunn of Talkin’ Broadway gives a great review of the current production at Teatro Paraguas, The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Here are some snippets:

This sharp, well-honed production of the play at Teatro Paraguas may be one of the best productions you'll see in Santa Fe this year. It is served by an expert directorial eye: Rick Vargas paces the show with precision, raising its many inter-character confrontations to the level of riveting theater. He takes time with the monologues as well, allowing the play’s characters to open themselves up in ways that feel real and immediate and incredibly engaging.

The Motherfucker with the Hat shines one of its harshest lights on that ancient tug between truth and deception. Characters in the play deceive one another, yet hold to central truths about themselves. This particular cast brings a truth and reality to the characters they play in every moment on the stage. Matthew Montoya's performance as Jackie is so powerful and his portrayal so heartbreakingly empathetic that one is tempted to recheck his bio in the program to see what TV and movies he’s lent his acting talents to. It turns out that Montoya is at this point in his career just one damned good stage actor.

See the whole review here on Talkin’ Broadway!