Opening September 22, Hart House Theatre presents the cult-favourite, glam-rock extravaganza, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Directed by Hart House Theatre alumnae, Rebecca Ballarin, and starring a stellar cast, Hedwig and the Angry Inch promises to open the 2017/2018 Hart House Theatre Season on a high note.

Winner of several awards and international acclaim, this musical transforms the theatre into a wild, sexually charged punk rock show. Hedwig, our East German, rock superstar goddess, leads the band and shares their story in a delightfully raunchy way. A victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch”, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is known for its titillating material that tells a tale of love and bittersweet regret.

Director Rebecca Ballarin says, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a theatricalized concert; structured in a way that honours its roots in both punk rock and theatrical storytelling. The energy and spontaneity of a live concert with no fourth wall, and genuine audience interaction, allows Hedwig to take the audience on a personal and uniquely affecting journey. This production embraces the show’s tradition of being site-specific, and set in the present moment.We’re trading in bells and whistles for low-budget stage theatrics to keep the grit and heart in a piece helmed by this internationally ignored song-stylist.”

Helping to transform our theatre into a rockin’ hot-spot are design team Shannon Lea Doyle(sets and lighting), Kathleen Black (costumes), Melissa Joakim (projections), Jeremy Hutton (sound), Blake Arsenault (wigs and hair) and Andi Clifford (make up).

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Sept. 22-Oct. 7, 2017

Hart House Theatre – 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

Week 1: Fri. & Sat., 8 pm
Week 2: Wed. to Sat., 8 pm
Week 3: Wed. to Sat., 8 pm and Sat., 2 pm

Postshow Talkbacks: Sat., Sept. 23 and Thurs., Sept. 28
Preshow Artist Chat: Sat., Oct. 7 at 1 pm

Tickets & Box Office 416.978.8849
Single Ticket Prices
Adults: $28
Seniors: $17
Students: $15
$12 Student tickets every Wednesday night

 

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