Hedwig and the Angry Inch
John Cameron Mitchell (Book); Stephen Trask (Music & Lyrics)
|Keith Pinto as Hedwig|
In full fury on the compact floor arena of San Jose’s The Stage, Hedwig and the Angry Inch explodes. Bay Area favorites Keith Pinto and Ashley Garlick play gender-fluid Hedwig and her back-up singing husband, Yitzhak, a former drag queen, as they each take John Cameron Mitchell’s book and Stephen Trask’s music/lyrics and bring their own electric, ecstatic, and erotic interpretations to this 1998 Off-Broadway, 2014 Broadway hit. The result is a ninety-minute concert that mixes bawdily funny stand-up comedy, wildly athletic and sex-packed choreography, and super-charged rock numbers to tell a bizarre but beautiful story of two people seeking to find peace in who they are, individually and together.
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Rating: 5 E
Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues through July 22, 2018 at The Stage, 490 First Street, San Jose. Tickets are available at www.thestage.org .
Photo Credit: Dave Lepori