Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Preview & Opening Shows
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10:00 PM (EDT)
A limited run of
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Atlanta welcomes back the beloved Hedwig and her Angry Inch band for a limited run, starring Zach Solomon, a recent high school grad headed to NYU's School of Theater this fall. This Horrible Children community theater production, directed by Michael Harrison, is sure to have you rocking in your seat, and leaving with tears in your eyes.
CAUTION: Parental caution advised.
Not recommended for those under age 16 due to adult sexual themes and language.
Thursday shows: Doors at 7 PM. Show at 8 PM. Cash bar available with alcoholic and soft beverages.
Sunday shows: Doors at 6:30 PM. Show at 7 PM. After show Q&A with cast and director. Cash bar available with soft beverages.
Show is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
THE STORY: This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. 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 (nee 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 and 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 Origina 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.
Horrible Children Productions, led by Michael Harrison, is known for originality and creativity of its successful themed electronic music and dance events, including War Room, Nightmare on Spring Street, One World and Pow Wow. Expanding their theatrical sensibilities to more traditional musical theater (if Hedwig can be considered "traditional" in any way) is a natural expansion of the talents of the team.
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