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Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Danielle Guy

Music directed by David Weinraub and David Smigielski

Produced by Gwyneth Sholar

Gunston Theatre Two

2700 South Lang Street

Arlington, VA 22206


April 21, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only
8 PM Curtain

SYNOPSIS: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 (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. Fridays 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.


Limited availability cabaret seating! Premium seats at stage-side tables with guaranteed interaction with the cast, plus a special package of concessions and mystery swag! Only $35 per seat!

COVID POLICY: Audience masking is optional for this production.

This show contains adult content and subject matter and is not recommended for those under the age of 17. Additionally, the production contains flashing lights.


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