Ike Holter's Stonewall Riot drama receives its New York premiere.
What Is the Story of Hit the Wall?
Hit the Wall interweaves several plots to illuminate the stories of 10 people who changed the course of history. Set on the first night of the historic Stonewall Riots, this play is not about a group of close knit friends (like Rent) but rather 10 gay, lesbian and transgender people living in New York City in 1969 who all happened to find themselves at the Stonewall Inn on June 28. From a young gay teen who is spending his first day in Greenwich Village to a drag queen mourning the recent death of Judy Garland,Hit the Wall is filled with colorful characters.
What Is Hit the Wall Like?
Hit the Wall offers audience members a unique theatrical experience. The show is performed partially in the round and follows 10 characters whose different lives led them to the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969. The play incorporates original music and movement to bring the wild club environment and the danger of the riots to vivid life. Directed by Eric Hoff, this 90-minute drama is more than just a history lesson: It’s two love stories, a tale of friendship, a look at family and social attitudes at the time and, above all, the story of 10 people who were pushed too far.
Is Hit the Wall Good for Kids?
No, Hit the Wall has adult language, nudity, sexual situations and violence. It’s not suitable for those under age 16.