It’s been a while since we’ve seen a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch locally. I’m not sure why — all it requires is a cross-dressing powerhouse vocalist who can be butch and femme while belting out songs about her botched gender-reassignment surgery and broken heart.
OK, maybe I am sure why. But John Cameron Mitchell’s script and Stephen Trask’s score are some of the edgier delights of modern theater, and you owe it to yourself to check it out if you can.
Mel Arizpe, who won the Voice of Pride competition a few years ago, plays Yitzhak (another trans character onstage) and Danny Anchondo is Hedwig in this explosive rock musical. There are only two more performances, Friday and Saturday, at the Bath House. Be sure to check it out.