Former KSHB investigative reporter Chris Hernandez is used to challenges.
After all, this is a guy who was a bulldog investigative reporter at KSHB for several years before Bottom Line announced in July he was leaving that post to become the marketing director for the Unicorn Theatre.
Then right off the bat the first play Hernandez gets to promote in his new job has a profanity in its title that no media outlet would ever use: “The Motherf**ker With The Hat.” Even on the Unicorn’s site it does not spell out the word.
The Kansas City Star’s Robert Trussell simply referred to the play in his review as “The (expletive) With the Hat.” The Star’s Public Editor Derek Donovan addressed the issue in a column this afternoon, noting the New York Times refers to the play “The ________With the Hat.”
The play opened at the Unicorn Theatre last week and runs through Sept. 30. Hernandez is trying to promote it by using the catch phrase “Real Life. Real profanity. Really funny.” The Unicorn’s tag line is “Bold New Plays,” so this could be the first of its controversial offerings.