Revolution is in the air as Hit the Wall, a new drama about the New York City Stonewall Riots, officially opens at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre on March 10. Written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff, the powerful play stars Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wig Out!) as Stonewall's formidable drag queen Carson. The show runs through July 7.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969 a routine police raid at 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. Suddenly a group of unlikely revolutionaries were thrust onto the frontlines of history, igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century. Hit the Wall introduces audiences to those unlikely revolutionaries on that fateful evening.
In addition to Graham, the cast includes Gregory Haney as Mika, Sean Allan Krill as A-Gay, 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.