From the 2015-16 Season
Final performance was December 13th, 2015
“INSPIRED AND HILARIOUS, with an OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE! ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFULLY ORIGINAL COMEDIES TO SHOW UP IN THESE PARTS FOR FAR TOO LONG!”
– The Huffington Post
World Premiere Comedy by Nick Jones
Directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
with Remy Auberjonois, Jon Bass, John Behlmann, Reed Campbell, Carson Elrod, Maria Elena Ramirez, Matthew Saldivar, Triney Sandoval, Henry Vick
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century spins the rip-roaring tale of Sam Greevy (Carson Elrod), the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York… that is, until rival Paul Roms (Matthew Saldivar) starts releasing strange but popular pieces like “sweatshirts,” “tracksuits” and “skater pants.” When Greevy’s minions break into Roms’s shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where – or should we say from when? – these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!
Emmy nominated playwright Nick Jones (“Orange Is the New Black,” The Coward, Trevor, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang) and Tony-nominated director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Verité) team up, for this whip-smart, epic, and utterly insane new comedy.
Running time: approximately two hours including one 15 minute intermission.
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century is produced in association with Studio 42. Lead support for Important Hats of the Twentieth Century has been provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber.
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century was part of MTC’s Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, a program dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work. Several plays developed in this reading series have gone on to full productions at MTC, including David Auburn’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, Joe Hortua’s Between Us, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Based on a Totally True Story, and Molly Smith Metzler’s Close Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist).