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 â€œangry inchâ€ 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 â€œbecome a rock god performing the music they created together.â€
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.