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

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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. 


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.

Direction by Josh Hitchens 

Set Design: Scott McMaster 
Costume Design/Music Direction: Bobby Goodrich 
Lighting Design: Alyssandra Docherty
Media Design: Séamus Egan Tyler/Marcus Neal Gordon

Production Management Melody Wong
Stage Management: Mark A. Dahl
Asst. Stage Management: Abby Sturgis

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. 

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