It was a fight well fought, but Ike Holter’s Stonewall Riot drama Hit the Wall will play its final performance at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre on April 28. Directed by Eric Hoff and starring Nathan Lee Graham, the play was initially scheduled to run 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.
Hit the Wall includes original music and musical supervision by Dan Lipton, set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David Hyman, lighting design by Keith Parham, sound design by Daniel Kluger and Brandon Wolcott and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.
Hit the Wall opened off-Broadway on March 10 after an acclaimed run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Garage. Get an inside look at the production in the Show Tease below!