HEDWIG and The Angry Inch
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH BY JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL AND STEPHEN TRASK
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JUNE 1st *Official Opening Night June 8th" RUBA CLUB 416 GREEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR TICKETS
The groundbreaking musical that opened in 1998, became an unexpected his film and celebrated Broadway run, now celebrates its 20th anniversary as a cult-pop-culture phenomenon. With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's explosive rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair.
Starring: HEDWIG Braden Chapman (Mimi Imfurst) YITZHAK Stephanie C. Kernisan THE ANGRY INCH: Bobby Goodrich, Paul Severe Harlan, Robert Covello, Tucker Marshall, EJ Simpson
Direction by Josh Hitchens Production Design and Co-Direction by Braden Chapman
Set Design: Scott McMaster Costume Design/Music Direction: Bobby Goodrich Lighting Design: Alyssandra Docherty Media Design: Séamus Egan Tyler & Marcus Neal Gordon
Production Manager: Melody Wong Stage Manager: Mark A Dahl Assistant Stage Manager: Abby Sturgis Sound Engineer: Eric Gershenow Media Programmer: Jorge Cousineau
HEDWIG is produced in association with Faux Real Co, with special permission granted by Dramatists Play Service. Please note some performances are 21+. All Age performances are noted as such.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 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 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 journey, how her self-sacrificing escape out of East Berlin lead her to a trailer park in Kansas. How she then 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. It’s a story about finding your other half, a search for love and self-acceptance.