Monday, June 4, 2018

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

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.

For my full review, please continue to Talkin' Broadway:

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 .

Photo Credit: Dave Lepori


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