John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, June 24 – July 30 at the State Theater. Artistic
Director Aaron Lamb will direct. Honoring Olympia’s status as a punk rock center, every
weekend will feature a different local band opening the show with a 45-minute set.
The place: The State Theater. The time: The early-mid 90s. The opening act: local bands
including Sugar and the Spitfires, Keven James Hoffman, Golden Ruins and Smelly Cat. The
Berlin Wall is down. Gender is a construct. Just try and tear her down. This is Hedwig in punk
rock Olympia, WA.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the
landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and
undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth wall-
smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story
of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards
including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig will take you by storm!" (Promo Copy)