Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: An anatomically In-correct Rock Musical Spectacular
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Hedwig opened Off-Broadway in 1998 and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The story follows Hedwig Robinson (Roy Thomas), a transgender East German singer of a fictional rock and roll band, who is the victim of a botched sex change operation which has left him, now her, with just an angry inch. The fourth-wall smashing rock signers relentless search for love and her other half is performed in song and monologue in the form of a rock gig backed by her band The Angry Inch. Notable songs painting the picture include The Origin of Love and Sugar Daddy. Multi-Award Winning Actress and Director, Morgan Clyde, will play the role of Yitzhak, one of Hedwigs love interests and singers in the band.
The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
The story draws on writer Mitchell's life as the son of a U.S. Army Major General who once commanded the U.S. sector of occupied West Berlin. The character of Hedwig was inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who was Mitchell's family babysitter and moonlighted as a prostitute at her trailer park home in Junction City, Kansas. Its been ten years since it has been here in San Antonio and I couldnt be more thrilled to reprise the role of Hedwig, says Roy Thomas, actor and co-producer. Our production is a conglomeration of a theatrical performance, rock concert, and standup/improv. The performers routinely interact with the audience and break through the fourth wall, he says.
Performances will feature pre-show opening acts from local performance troupes including musicians, street performers, drag artists and burlesque performers. Vendors and local artists will sell their wares and creations in our lobby before and after the show. The Saturday afternoon performance will be a charity show benefit for Fiesta Youth, Pride San Antonio and American Veterans for Equal Rights. We hope to shine a spotlight on our local artists and charities and further help to enrich our community. A small reception will be held after each performance to meet, greet and network. The benefiting charities provide much needed social services benefiting LGBT persons and youth in our community.
From East Berlin to Junction City, Kansas and beyond, Hedwigs story is outrageous, hilarious, and at times, unexpectedly poignant and surprisingly truthful. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rocking ride thats sure to inspire anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Hedwig: Roy Thomas
Yitzhak: Morgan Clyde
The Angry Inch (Hedwigs Band):
Guitar: Jesse James
Bass: Alan Miller
Keys: Jaime Ramirez
Drums: Kristi Tabersmith
Producers: Texas Light Opera, Aria Creative and Roy Thomas
Director: Dave Stone-Robb
Music Director: Jaime Ramirez
Choreographer: Jay Brooks
Set Designer: Roy Thomas
Lighting Designer: Joshua Dominguez
Sound Designer: Serenity Autumn
Costume Designer (Hedwig/Yitzhak): Susie Hamilton
Makeup/Wig Design (Hedwig/Yitzhak): Nicholas Adams Bordovsky
July 11 - July 14, 2019
Woodlawn Pointe: A center of Community
702 Donaldson Avenue
(directly opposite Jefferson High School)
San Antonio, TX, 78201
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a co-production of Texas Light Opera and Aria Creative Productions and
presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York
Woodlawn Pointe (View)
702 Donaldson Ave
San Antonio, TX 78201
|Minimum Age: 13
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!