Rain reigns: ‘Hedwig’ is back as the angry rocker
Neil Patrick Harris’ last gig before the Oscars was his Tony Award-winning role in the B’way musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. We don’t get NPH, but we still get a potent musical star in this production of the phenomenal show: Robert Rain, who has played the transgender German punk rocker on many occasions. He’s back for a limited three-week run at the Margo Jones — an ideal space for this intimate yet soulful rock musical.
DEETS: Margo Jones Theatre at the Magnolia Lounge Fair Park, 1121 First Ave. Feb. 27–March 14. $25. HedwigDallas2015.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday 02.27—Sunday 03.01
South Asian Film Festival debuts with gay content
As mentioned in last week’s lead story, the inaugural DFW South Asian Film Festival gets makes its bow this weekend, with the gay-run organization including some LGBT-interest programming (at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday), but the entire slate of films looks intriguing, including a colorful animated feature for all ages, The World of Goopi & Bagha, pictured. Check out the entire schedule to find what interests you!
DEETS: Angelika Plano, 7205 Bishop Road, Plano. Friday–Sunday. DFWSAFF.com.
Thursday 03.05—Sunday 03.15
Out of the Loop Fringe Fest returns to WTT for 14th year
Fringe festivals get that name because they show quirky, strange, small, intimate and cutting-edge performances in a whole range of disciplines. This year’s line-up of WaterTower’s Out of the Loop fest features seven world premiere among the 20-plus shows you can choose from over the 11 days of the festival. Or get a festival pass and you might not have to choose at all.
DEETS: Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. March 5–15. Single tickets $10; festival passes $55–$65. WaterTowerTheatre.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 27, 2015.