Hit the Wall

Jan 31, 2020 to Feb 08, 2020
Ike Holter
Directed by: 
Bo Frazier
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00pm


On a typical hot and humid New York City night in the summer of ‘69, a diverse group of queer outcasts gathers at The Stonewall Inn. However, on this night, when the police show up for a routine raid, all are thrust into the frontlines of history. A riot ensues that would launch the LGBTQ+ movement in America. With an original rock n’ roll score, emotional poetic language, and gritty choreography, Hit the Wall pays homage to these revolutionaries who came together 50 years ago to fight for their freedom.

This production contains extreme violence, intimacy, sexual content, adult language, and adult themes.

Join us for Saturday at the Stanley!
Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union
Join Assistant Curator Kim Datchuk from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art as she examines artists who explore queer identity and the spirit of New York in the 1960s.
Saturday at the Stanley is free and open to the public.


Tickets for Hit the Wall are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.