The Legacy Of Stonewall Lives On In Southern Theater’s “Hit The Wall”

Hit The Wall. Photo by Dan Norman
Hit The Wall. Photo by Dan Norman

Hit The Wall. Photo by Dan Norman

The Southern Theater’s AMPLIFY series continues with Hit The Wall, a Teresa Mock-directed journey through the legendary Stonewall Riots of 1969 seen via the prism of intersectionality, taking the audience on a trip to those fateful nights in Greenwich Village through the eyes of the concurrent GLBT Rights Movement, the anti-war movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Liberation Movement, and more.

Hit The Wall introduces us to ten unlikely revolutionaries and how the Stonewall Riots formed and nurtured queer identities and politics. The show will be performed by the local performance troupe Mixed Precipitation, with a cast featuring Michael Terrel Brown, Asher Edes, Domino D’Lorion, Natavia Lewis, Nick Manthe, Martino Mayotte, Ricky Morriseau, Jillia Pessenda, Ben Resman, and Nora Rickey.

Written by playwright Ike Holter, Hit The Wall is the latest of Southern Theater’s AMPLIFY stage series, which was created to give a voice to underrepresented voices and their stories. AMPLIFY is intended to connect people and initiate important conversations relating to marginalized communities, all through the power of art. Hit The Wall marks the first time native Minnesotan Holter’s work as a playwright has been produced in his home state.

Hit The Wall
Nov. 14-17
The Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
612-340-0155
www.southerntheater.org

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