Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask | Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Directed by Anthony Hillanbrand
December 1 - 4, 2022 | Fat Lady Brewing in Manayunk
Thursday - Sunday @ 8PM
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.
Run-time: 100 minutes with no intermission; 21+ Only
"Shamelessly enjoyable! Electrically tuneful and furiously funny.
An unqualified pleasure." – The New York Times
Please Note: Seating begins 30 minutes before show time. Please arrive early and allow extra time for parking. For more information about the venue, please visit Fat Lady Brewing.