'Hit the Wall' Dan Norman


Hit the Wall

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Nov. 14-16
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from Nov. 16-17
2 p.m.
$20/$24 at the door; pay as able Saturday matinee
LGBTQ, Theater

Minneapolis South High graduate Ike Holter has made waves in the theater world, both in Chicago, where he’s a resident playwright at Victory Gardens Theater, and nationally, winning Yale’s Winham-Cambell Literature Prize. He’s also written for the FX show Fosse/Verdon, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. His 2012 play, Hit the Wall, was first produced as part of Steppenwolf Theater Company’s Garage Rep, eventually making its way to off-Broadway. The story follows the events and infinite repercussions leading up to the Stonewall Riots, told through the perspectives of the LGBTQ people who were there. Earlier this year, Mixed Precipitation presented a staged reading of the work as part of the Southern’s Good Night program. Now they’re unveiling a full production, a Minnesota premiere, as part of the Southern’s Amplify series for emerging artists.