If you’ve never seen Hedwig and The Angry Inch, in film or on stage, you owe it to yourself to get over to the American Theatre for the last two shows tonight and tomorrow, 8 pm.
What If? Productions brings back their opening show for Piccolo Spoleto 2011 and I’m ever so glad. If, like myself, you missed it the first go around, think of this as your make-up extra credit assignment.
Brian J. Porter and Beth Curley star in this tale of a washed up glam rock goddess, who knows her way around the odd (blow) job or two. Porter is fantastic in drag, and a voice to match the job. Porter has a gift for the one-liners and engaging an audience with words, song, and self. Curley provides the comic relief and emotional support Hedwig (begrudgingly) needs. They make an entertaining pair.
“Without a question, Hedwig and The Angry Inch is my favorite performance so far of Spoleto. It strikes a fantastic emotional balance of humor and sadness, in a very impressive way,” says Art Mag publisher Olivia Pool. “I totally has a crush on Hedwig…if she’s willing to go on a date, I will happily oblige!”
What If?’s own Alex Hennessey is the Music Director and Kyle Barnette directs. Don’t miss the last two performances June 7 & 8!!
American Theatre 446 King Street, 8 pm. Tickets $23 at Piccolo Spoleto online or call 843.811.4111.