Headwig and the angry inch

Posted on 03/08/11 No Comments

Hedwig and The Angry Inch tells the story of an ‘internationally ignored’ rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Born a boy named Hansel whose life’s dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned ‘angry inch’. Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star. 

A bitter yet witty Hedwig with her pan-Slavic band, The Angry Inch, shadows Tommy’s stadium tour, performing in near-empty restaurants for bewildered diners and a few die-hard fans. Through a collage of songs, flashbacks and animation, Hedwig tells her life story while on a tour of chain strip-mall seafood restaurants, trying to capitalize on her tabloid celebrity as the supposed ex-lover of famed rock star, Tommy Gnosis. Somewhere between the crab cakes and the cramped motel rooms, between the anguish and the acid-wash, she pursues her dreams and discovers the origin of love.

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Thursday, March 17 at 8:00pm - March 20 at 8:00pm

Del Valle Theater

1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA. 94595

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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” kicks off Top Shelf Theatre Company’s first official season. This high powered, moving rock musical tells the story of Miss Hedwig Schmidt, a trans-gendered woman from communist East Berlin, as she embarks on a fantastic and harrowing journey which leads her all the way to Junction City, Kansas, as she searches for “her other half”.
Show Dates:
March 17, 18 @ 8:00PM; 19 and 20 @ 2:00PM AND 8:00PM
Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus a convienience fee)
Purchase Info: 
Online: www.lesherARTScenter.org
By Phone: (925) 943-SHOW 
Come support live theater in our community! Don’t miss this show!

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