Fri, Dec 08|
The Delaware Contemporary
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - the 1998 Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash that took Broadway by storm in its Tony Award®–winning 2014 revival - roars into City Theater Company as part of the 30th Anniversary Season in December 2023.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
About the event
Written by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, the musical spawned an award-winning film adaptation that’s become a cult classic. City Theater Company’s regional premiere in 2003 of the hit musical was a Barrymore Award-winning tour de force that went on to be presented Off-Broadway in NYC as part of Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS in 2004 and 2005, toured Kentucky in the fall of 2006, and returned for a special benefit performance to CTC in 2005.
Hedwig is a blistering paean to self-acceptance. Its heroine - an East German performer whose forced sex-change operation was botched - stars as the front woman of her own furious and glorious stage show. Through a mash-up of comic one-liners and introspective monologues, all fueled by the fierce hard rock tunes of backing band The Angry Inch, Hedwig invites the audience to join her on the journey toward the kind of love that only comes with being one’s authentic self.
Produced Off-Broadway by Samjack, Ltd., Susann Brinkley and James B. Freydberg at the Jane Street Theatre where it opened February 14, 1998, under the direction of Peter Askin. Originally produced in New York City by David Binder in association with the Westbeth Theatre Center, Arnold Engelman, Producing Director.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)