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'The Mother... With the Hat' invigorates at the Lost Studio

"Your – whaddyacallit – your world view? It ain't mine. And the day it is, that's the day I shoot myself in the head. I didn't get clean to live like that." That statement suggests the gravitas that drives the scabrous hilarity of “The Mother… With the Hat” at the Lost Studio. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ profanely engrossing 2011 study of love, recovery, moral relativism and misidentified headgear receives an invigorating L.A. premiere.  Meet Jackie (Christopher Armitrano, spot-on) and Veronica (the affecting Melissa Pino), a since-high school Upper West Side pair. He is newly sober and paroled, she’s a nominally...

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