Ike Holter’s Stonewall Riot drama Hit the Wall will receive its New York premiere at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, Hit the Wall will begin performances on February 19, with opening night scheduled for March 10.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969 a routine police raid at the The Stonewall Inn, a popular underground gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparks a full-scale riot. Violent protests and street demonstrations continued for the next several days in what became known as The Stonewall Riots, thrusting a group of unlikely revolutionaries onto the frontlines of history, and igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century.
Hit the Wall will feature Sean Allan Krill as A-Gay, Nathan Lee Graham as Carson, Gregory Haney as Mika, Matthew Greer as Cop, Nick Bailey as Newbie, Jessica Dickey as Madeline, Ben Diskant as Cliff, Rania Salem Manganaro as Peg, Carolyn Michelle Smith as Roberta and Arturo Soria as Tano, as well as Indigo Street and Ray Rizzo.
The production will feature original music and musical supervision by Dan Lipton, set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David Hyman, lighing design by Keith Parham, sound design by Daniel Kluger and Brandon Wolcott and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.
Hit the Wall was developed and produced in 2012 by The Inconvenience as part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep. series in Chicago.