A North Carolina-based production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask‘s award-winning, off-Broadway musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is headed to Washington, DC for a two week stint at Mount Vernon Square‘s Warehouse Theater. Starting tomorrow, June 4th, 2009, the cast will re-enact the travels and travails of Hedwig and her back-up band through June 14th, for a total of eight shows.

Directed by Joshua Morgan and starring Chris French as the titular gender-bender, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows the arduous journey of a East German transsexual with an “angry inch” as he/she belts out Bowie-inspired glam rock numbers in Midwest dive bars, while plotting revenge against a former lover (Tommy Gnosis, played by Aleque Reid) who has stolen his/her tunes and “become a rock god performing the music they created together.”

In meta-textual twist, the show’s producers have updated the play’s live show feel thusly:

Tonight, we find Hedwig and the Angry Inch playing in Washington, DC at the Warehouse while Tommy Gnosis plays down the street to a sold out crowd at the Verizon Center. On this evening anything is possible, nothing is certain and everything is about to change.

Get the skinny on showtimes and tickets here at CultureMob or at http://www.hedwigdc.com.

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