Thursday, March 14, 2013

NY Times calls HIT THE WALL "an exciting visceral charge" that's "fierce and funny" and "deeply affecting"

NEW YORK --  “Hit the Wall” is being staged at the Barrow Street Theater, just a stone’s throw from Christopher Park in Greenwich Village where the events depicted occurred. That amplifies the historical echoes of truncheon blows and flying trash cans as angry drag queens, gay men and lesbians pushed back during a routine police raid on a sweltering June night.

"Watching the characters strut through a liberating dance that erupts into chaos and violence when police lights pierce the smoky haze gives the sense of being caught up in that momentous clash. Mr. Hoff’s adroit use of the playing space, J. David Brimmer’s balletic fight direction, Keith Parham’s atmospheric lighting and Dan Lipton’s galvanizing live music — from psychedelic guitars to primal bongos — combine to summon a raw emotional power." 

Read the entire New York Times review here.

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