Dale Johannes is HEDWIG Kelsey Bentz is Yitzhak
Text by John Cameron MItchell Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
We are excited for the return of this groundbreaking Tony Award, Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash to triangle It 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 the T.G.I. Friday's that are 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.
Directed by Donald Horn "Donnie" co-director - Corey Burnish Musical Director/1st Guitar/Keyboard - Dave Cole Drums - Alexandra Geffel Guitar/Keyboard - Katie Sawicki Bass- Gilly Avina Lights by Jeff Woods Wigs by Jane Holmes Stage Manager - Jason Coffey Sound Engineer - David Petersen Musical Advisor - Steven Cantor Backstage Assistant - Amanda Sundance Wilson
The producers wish to thank Lyndsay Hogland, Diane Trapp, Kevin Cook, Grace O'Malley and all the others who helped bring this show to the stage.
This show is made possible with a generous gift from