Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
August 28 - September 13
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
(no performances August 30th)
Directed by Jeremy Dumont
Music Direction by Scott Eckert
Kyle Igneczi as Hedwig
Grace Neeley as Yitzhak
Tickets $30 - $45
Kalita Humphreys Theater
Hedwig 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. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed 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. With a pulsing score and electrifying performances, this theatrical celebration tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
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.
Patrons under the age of 18 not permitted without adult supervision.
Performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd (at Blackburn), Dallas, TX 75219. Tickets are $30-$45 and can be purchased online HERE or by phone at (214) 219-2718.
Uptown Players has announced its 2016 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Dallas City Performance Hall. The companies exciting 15th season will feature all regional premieres; the 2014 Tony Award nominated play, Mothers and Sons; the 2012 West End hit musical, End of the Rainbow;the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for best new musical, The Toxic Avenger; and the hysterical comedy It’s Only a Play, which just completed its successful Broadway run. Uptown Players will also present a concert version of the musical, Aida, in conjunction with the Turtle Creek Chorale in January at the City Performance Hall, as well as its annual fund-raiser, Broadway Our Way, which will be held in May.