Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Danielle Guy
Music Directors: David Weinraub and David Smigielski
Executive Producers: Carol Clark & Jennifer Lyman
Producer: Gwyneth Sholar
Performances April 21 - May 6. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 PM
LOCATION: Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206
This show contains adult content and subject matter and is not recommended for those under the age of 17. Additionally, the production contains flashing lights.
When searching in your preferred navigation app, please be sure to search for “Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two” not “Dominion Stage” as we use multiple locations in Arlington and various navigation apps will show us at different locations.
Gunston Theatre Two is located at Gunston Middle School. When you drive into the school complex please turn to the right and away from the soccer fields. There is ample parking at Gunston Theatre Two. The entrance to the theater is around the back of the building as you move counterclockwise around the building. Look for the neon signs above door #3.
This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park, where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy’s world tour, performing in the T.G.I. Fridays that are situated next door to his stadiums. Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Tear Me Down
The Origin of Love
The Angry Inch
Wig in a Box
Wicked Little Town
The Long Grift
Wicked Little Town Reprise
Director - Danielle Guy
Executive Producers - Carol Clark & Jennifer Lyman
Producer - Gwyneth Sholar
Music Directors - David Weinraub & David Smigielski
Stage Manager - Samantha McClaugherty
Set Design - Alex Bryce
Set Painting & Set Dressing - Matt Liptak
Sound Design - Carolyn Fado
Lighting Design - Jeff Auerbach & Kimberly Crago
Costume Design - Anna Marquardt
Hair and Makeup Design - Maurissa Sosa
Dramaturg - Natalie Parks
Cam Shegogue - Hedwig
Vanessa Bliss - Yitzhak
Gary Bernard DiNardo - *Hedwig Understudy
Julianna Cooper - *Yitzhak Understudy
*Understudies will be guaranteed to perform Thursdays, April 27 and May 4th as well as being on stand-by for the primary performers.
Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID number 52-1349392.