TheatreLab’s smash hit Headwig and the Angry Inch is being extended because no-on in Richmond can get enough of the amazing performance.
The local production of the Broadway hit opened earlier this month to rave reviews – our own Julie Clayton called the show “perfect”:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is heartbreaking, tender, raunchy, sexy, funny and life affirming. Hedwig’s journey from life east of the Berlin wall to the trailer home in Junction City, Kansas where she drunkenly watches on television, alone and angst-filled, that same wall crumble, is poignant. And her stunning moment of personal transformation when she sees herself, and Yitzhak, as though seeing their souls for the first time [and is finally able to let go of Tommy] is *our* story: The weirdoes, the misfits, the pain- addicted, the human.
Maggie Roop says in her Director’s Note that “If you catch her on a good night, you might learn a great deal about Hedwig. Tonight, you may even learn a lesson about yourself that you didn’t expect.”
Roop was right.
And for those of you who missed your chance to catch this play before it wraps for the season, you’ve got a few more dates:
December 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, at 8pm. Ticket for the added performances are on sale now. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.theatrelabrva.com.
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