The Q Collective continues its first season with John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH , in which the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, herself, tells us her wild life story, as a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly powerful story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy backed by the hard-rocking band The Angry Inch. 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.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will be directed by Jordan Woods with assistance by Camille Fensterman, music direction by Holly Barber, costume design by Lauren Smith, and sound and lighting design by Jim Robert. Casey Richards joins as stage manager and Flynn Hayes as costume master.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH runs June 20-29 at the Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave (63110), on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with an additional 10:30 PM performance on both Saturdays. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. In addition, the Q Collective is excited to have 4 VIP packages available for each of the Friday and Saturday performances. The package includes 2 tickets, 2 drinks provided by the Monocle, a charcuterie plate, and some personal interaction with the internationally ignored song stylist herself, and all for $75. Tickets go on sale May 1 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.