HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (add-on: not part of subscription)
by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
June 8-17, 2012
90 minutes (plus one 15-minute intermission)
Egyptian Theatre | 328 Main Street, Park City
Purchase tickets here – NOT available via ArtTix
$30 cabaret tables | $25 front five rows orchestra
$20 next 10 rows orchestra ($17 with promo code planb)
Sex, drag and rock ‘n’ roll. The anatomically in-correct, glam-rock musical returns to Zion. Limited engagement.
Plan-B’s award-winning production gets a 10th anniversary re-boot courtesy of the fine folks at Park City’s Egyptian Theatre.
Transsexual East German rocker Hedwig Schmidt, victim of a botched sex-change operation, finds herself living in a trailer park in Kansas. So…she forms a band (The Angry Inch), sharing her life story at the 8-performance Park City stop of her cross-country tour stalking her rock-star ex-boyfriend Tommy Gnosis. A kick-ass rock musical about finding your other half.
2012 production photos below.
T-shirts available at the show for $15. And beer will be on sale. And it’s a helluva lot of fun.
Plan-B’s 2003 production was named ‘Best Theatre Production’ by City Weekly. The 2005 revival was named ‘Best Play’ by QSaltLake. And this 2012 revival was named ‘Best Play/Musical’ by QSaltLake
Featuring Aaron Swenson (Hedwig), Latoya Rhodes (Yitzhak), The Angry Inch (Camden Chamberlain and Van Christensen of The Suicycles with Dave Evanoff and Adam Overacker).
Directed by Jerry Rapier. Musically Directed by Dave Evanoff. Stage Managed by Jennifer Freed. Assistant directed by Cooper Howell.
Designed by Dave Evanoff and Eric Robinette (Sound), Jesse Portillo (Lighting), Greg Ragland (Projections), Jerry Rapier (Props), Randy Rasmussen (Set), Arika Schockmel (Make-Up) and Aaron Swenson (Costumes).
Blog Postings | Cast & Creative Bios | City Weekly | Gavin’s Underground | KRCL’s “RadioActive (includes a 3-song acoustic set) | NowSaltLake (pdf) | Park Record | Salt Lake Magazine | The Salt Lake Tribune | Standard-Examiner | X96’s “Radio From Hell’ acoustic performance (video) | Follow Hedwig on Facebook or Twitter and get a free digital copy of her new single “Fancy”
John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask showcased and developed HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at various gigs and drag punk clubs in New York City in the late 1990s. Opening Off-Broadway on Valentine’s Day, 1998, it ran for two years, winning Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Their film adaptation won the Best Director and Audience Award (Dramatic) at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
Aaron Swenson (Hedwig) previously appeared in the 2003 and 2005 runs of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (winning awards from City Weekly, QSaltLake and SLMetro for his performance) and AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON for Plan-B Theatre Company. Other local credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and URINETOWN (Egyptian Theatre) and SATURDAY’S VOYEUR and BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (SLAC). Special thanks to Mom and Dad, Arika, Christopher, Charlotte, Do, Katie and Amanda.
Latoya Rhodes (Yitzhak) is honored to be part of a piece that transcends gender. She has previously appeared in two SLAMs and two SCRIPT-IN-HAND SERIES readings for Plan-B Theatre Company. Other local credits include: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and HAIR (Egyptian Theatre), MISS EVERS’ BOYS (EttaGrace/Grand Theatre), RENT (Pioneer Theatre) and AIDA (SCERA Shell). Much love to my family and dear friends. “Andy Mientus, this is for you!”
THE ANGRY INCH
Camden Chamberlain (Guitar) is the owner of Kitefishing Studio and has self-released 30+ albums with his various projects, including Cavedoll, Mushman (with actors Patrick Fugit & David Fetzer), EIBA, Deliccato and The Suicycles. He has achieved success on the CMJ college radio charts and shared the stage with such bands as Devotchka, The Faint, Soul Coughing, Fishbone, She Wants Revenge, Neon Trees, Panic! At The Disco and Airborne Toxic Event. His many on-screen composing/performance credits include The Today Show, America’s Next Top Model, The Real World and The Hills.
Van Christensen (Drums), a Utah native, began his professional drumming career at the age of seventeen in 1940’s RADIO HOUR for Theatre 138. In 2003 & 2005, he drummed for Plan-B Theatre Company’s HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. From 2006-2011, he drummed for Salt Lake Acting Company’s SATURDAY’S VOYEUR. Van has been directing shows and teaching drums for The School Of Rock since 2006 and currently plays in six bands: The Suicycles, Danger Hailstorm, Hello Amsterdam, Black Satellite, Totem & Taboo and Wires.
Dave Evanoff (Keys/Guitar) has been entertaining audiences for a lifetime. Owner of Sound Design Studios, he has produced and written award-winning music and soundtracks for film and television and special events including Disneyland, Universal Studios and the 2002 Winter Olympics. David has partnered with Plan-B Theatre Company on the previous versions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON, RADIO HOUR: FRANKENSTEIN and RADIO HOUR: ALICE.
Adam Overacker (Bass) graduated from the University of Utah in 2005 with a music degree (bass emphasis). Since 2001 Adam has performed regularly at Pioneer Theatre Company, Grand Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre, Dark Horse Company Theatre and Salt Lake Acting Company. Adam performs with a large variety of jazz groups, cover bands, and orchestras, and is grateful to you for supporting live theatre in Utah.
David Evanoff (Musical Director) has musically directed Plan-B Theatre Company’s previous versions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON. His many other musical direction credits include HAIR, THE WHO’S TOMMY, THE FULL MONTY and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, all here at the Egyptian Theatre.
Jennifer Freed* (Stage Manager) is wigging out to be working on HEDWIG again! A stage manager for more than 25 years, her credits span from Utah to New York and California to Canada. Jen is incredibly grateful to be a member of Plan-B and has literally loved every show she has had the opportunity to be a part of since joining the company in 1998.
Cooper Howell (Assistant Director) is an aspiring director and choreographer in his junior year at Utah Valley University and is excited to be working with Plan-B Theatre Company. In 2013 he will direct IT’S ONLY LIFE: THE MUSICAL at UVU and A RAISIN IN THE SUN for Zion Theatre Company.
Jesse Portillo (Lighting Design) has previously lit Plan-B Theatre Company’s EXPOSED, BLOCK 8, DI ESPERIENZA, RADIO HOUR: ALICE, AMERIGO, SHE WAS MY BROTHER, MESA VERDE, BORDERLANDS, LADY MACBETH, THE THIRD CROSSING and THE SCARLET LETTER. Jesse has also designed for Pioneer Theatre Company, Light Opera Oklahoma, Salt Lake Acting Company, Grand Theatre, Pygmalion Productions and the Egyptian Theatre. Jesse teaches lighting design for the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre.
Greg Ragland (Projections Design) has designed the show art for all of Plan-B Theatre Company’s productions since THE LARAMIE PROJECT in 2001. Greg grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He studied architecture at ASU, received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and his MFA from the U of U. After living six years in Los Angeles and seven years in New York City, Greg currently resides in Park City.
Jerry Rapier** (Director) has been Producing Director of Plan-B Theatre Company since 2000. Among his directing credits are twenty Plan-B productions, eight Egyptian Theatre productions and two revivals of Plan-B productions at the Egyptian.
Randy Rasmussen (Set Design) has designed nearly every set in Plan-B’s history, including two previous runs of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. His most recent designs include LADY MACBETH, THE THIRD CROSSING and THE SCARLET LETTER (set) and the revival of GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! (lighting, here at the Egyptian last summer). Randy also designs scenery for the Lyric Opera Ensemble at the University of Utah.
Eric Robinette (Sound Engineer) has previously partnered with Plan-B Theatre Company on HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON, RADIO HOUR: FRANKENSTEIN and RADIO HOUR: ALICE. Eric is an engineer in high demand, mixing regularly for Channel 4, Hale Centre Theatre, Davis Arts Council and countless live music shows.
R. Victor Saldivar (Wig Master) has styled hair and wigs for Plan-B Theatre Company’s MIASMA, FACING EAST, DI ESPERIENZA, SHE WAS MY BROTHER and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. By day he works his magic at Kaos Hair Studios.
Arika Schockmel (Make-Up Design) has forced various boyfriends (and possibly her husband) into wearing eyeliner. Favorite make-up designs include CABARET (Egyptian), REEFER MADNESS (Dark Horse), LION IN WINTER (OLRC) and SKIN IN FLAMES (scar effect, SLAC). BFA Theatre Arts, USU. Member AEA. Many thanks to Keefer, Aaron, Ru-Paul and Charlotte.
Aaron Swenson (Costume Design) has designed costumes professionally for tick, tick . . . BOOM! and THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Dark Horse Company Theatre) and NINE DRAGONS and THERE’S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET (Youth Theatre at the U). He currently works as the Wardrobe Supervisor at Pioneer Theatre Company.
PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY
has been honored with 16 QSaltLake Fabby Awards, 40 Salt Lake City Weekly Arty/Slammy Awards and “Organization of the Year” Awards from Equality Utah, the Human Rights Campaign and Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah. We are tickled every color of the rainbow flag that our award-winning productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! have been presented in revival by Park City’s Egyptian Theatre.
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.
**Member, Stage DIrectors & Choreographers Society.
Special thanks to Shelley Carpenter, Tamara Cobus, Christopher Glade, James Mayo, Alex Rowe, Steve Terry – and especially Jeanette Puhich, our original Yitzhak – for their work on the 2003 and 2005 productions.