Hedwig and the Angry Inch

You’d be pissed too if all you got was a little lump where your vagina should be

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a quirky musical that enjoys a cult following, along with some pretty fabulous press. The New York Times called the rock musical about gender bending “breathtakingly original.” The tunes move from country western to glam rock as they tell the story of Hedwig, who starts out her life as Hansel, a “girlyboy” from East Germany. In order to get out of the East and move to the West, Hansel decides to get a sex change operation so that she can get married and migrate to more opportunity with her new husband. When the sex change operation is botched, leaving Hedwig with a small mound of flesh and a closed-up vagina, she’s properly pissed, especially after the men she loves keep leaving her. She forms a band called The Angry Inch and tells her tale of woe in music. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through May 30. FrenetiCore Theater, 5102 Navigation. For information, call 281-781-7035 or visit www.u-p.org. $20.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: May 8. Continues through May 30, 2009

 
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