WaterTower Theatre presents Hit the Wall
Hit the Wall, a multi award-winning play, which premiered in 2012 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, is a riveting story that brings the audience back to the very flashpoint of the infamous 1969 riot that erupted at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, considered the first major battle of the modern gay-rights movement. A group of unlikely revolutionaries are thrust onto the frontline of history during the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 when a routine police raid on a gay bar known as The Stonewall erupts into a full-scale riot that ignited one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century. Hit the Wall focuses on the enigmatic first night of that uprising, vibrantly blending history and mythology with theatrical imagination to shine contemporary light on the legacy of Stonewall.
The show will feature 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.