The revolutionary punk-rock sensation comes to Olney Theatre Center. In the crossfire of cold wars and culture wars, Hedwig is a survivor, and not just of a botched gender reassignment surgery that left her with the aformentioned "Angry Inch". Transported to America, she is chasing rock stardom and though the band may be stuck in some seedy dive while Tommy Gnosis, her one-time protege and lover plays the stadium across the street, Hedwig's tale is bound for punk rock glory. For those who like their music loud, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock 'n' roll musical that incorporates a cabaret confessional, drag, and a heart of gold, guarded by barbed wire and sequin spiked heels.
*must be purchased separately from a Season Membership
John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by
Music Direction by
This production contains the use of strobe lighting, stage fog, haze, and loud music.
Press and Reviews
- The Washington Post: Review | Mason Alexander Park brings star power to Olney’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
- The Washington Post: How starring in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ helped one actor understand their own sense of gender identity
- DC Metro Theater Arts: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' thrills like fireworks at Olney
- Talkin' Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Review
- Steve Charing OUTspoken: An Electric 'Hedwig' Rocks Olney
- Maryland Theatre Guide: Theatre Review: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at Olney Theatre Center
- Broadway World: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Olney Theatre Center
Wig in a Box
Health and Safety
Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required at all performances. Patrons ages 5-11 who recently became eligible for the vaccine are not required to show proof of vaccination. Children, regardless of vaccination status, must be masked and accompanied by a vaccinated adult. At this time, we do not accept proof of a recent negative COVID test in lieu of vaccination.
Socially distanced seating options will be available in the last six rows for all performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (rows L-P). At least 2 seats will be between parties.
Olney Theatre Center's mask and proof of vaccination requirements will remain in effect through January 2, 2022. We will share any changes to our policies on or after January 3, 2022.
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