HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
book by John Cameron Mitchell
music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
This Rock Musical tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy’s world tour, performing in venues situated next door to his stadiums. Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile
Tickets are $20 in advance / $22 day of show.
JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T SEE A PERFORMANCE LISTED ABOVE DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE SOLD OUT. QUITE OFTEN SEATS BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE LAST MINUTE. YOUR CHANCES ARE GOOD IF YOU SHOW UP 45-60 MINUTES AHEAD OF CURTAIN AND GET ON THE WAITING LIST. THIS IS PRIMARILY TRUE OF SATURDAY EVENINGS.
Thursday, May 11th @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 12th @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13th @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 14th @ 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 18th @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 19th @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20th @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 21st @ 5:30 p.m.