WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall will run July 28th – August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Kelsey Leigh Ervi as Peg, Joshua Gonzales as Tano, Walter Lee as Carson, Gregory Lush as Cop, Camille Monae as Roberta, Stephen Rosenberger as Newbie, Rashaun Sibley as Mika, Garret Storms as Cliff, Jacie Hood Wenzel as Madeline, and Brandon Whitlock as A-Gay.
Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts in Hit the Wall will be Gregory Lush, Camille Monae, Stephen Rosenberger, Rashaun Sibley, Jacie Hood Wenzel, and Brandon Whitlock, and Director Joanie Schultz.
Hit the Wall will also feature the local alternative rock band, The Mystiks, which includes musicians Ivan Dillard (Composter, Guitar, Cello), Gerard Bendiks (Drums), and Lina Reyna (Bass).
Hit the Wall follows a diverse group of New Yorkers as a joyful evening at a gay nightclub, following the death of the iconic Judy Garland, is brutally interrupted by a police raid that touches off days of violent protests. Hit the Wall premiered in 2012 at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre. Hit the Wall transports audiences to the Stonewall Riots in New York’s Greenwich Village on June 27-28, 1969, when a routine police raid on an underground gay hotspot became a foundational moment for the modern gay rights movement. Featuring a howling live rock band that evokes the era’s proto-punk music and fast-paced, sharp dialogue, the vivid theatrical re-imagination focuses on ten unlikely revolutionaries, each claiming in turn “I was there.”
Hit the Wall is recommended for mature audiences only due to adult content and language.
The creative team, in addition to Director Joanie Schultz, includes Jocelyn Girigorie (Set Designer), Ryan Matthieu Smith (Costume Designer), Jason Foster (Lighting Designer), Kellen Voss (Sound Designer), Bradley Gray (Properties Designer), Shawn Magill (Music Coordinator), Jeff Colangelo (Fight Choreographer), Kyle Eric Bradford (Dramaturg), Caron Gitelman Grant (Stage Manager), and Monika Zimmermann (Assistant Stage Manager).
In the Canterbury Family Main Stage at
The Addison Theatre Centre
Show Run Dates: July 28 – August 20, 2017
Preview dates: Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 8pm &
Pay-What-You-Can, Sunday, July 30 at 2pm
Opening night: Monday, July 31 at 7:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 p.m. (& 2:00 pm August 12 and 19)
Sundays: 2:00 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22 – $40 per show
Preview Tickets: $20
How/Where to Buy Tickets:
By Phone: 972.450.6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001