Friday, June 7: See “Hedwig And the Angry Inch” live!


Text by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

PrideFest Milwaukee proudly presents a live stage production on Friday, June 7 at the Rainbow Stage.

This groundbreaking, Obie-winning, off-broadway smash won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation.

It tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.”

This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.”

Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where, as Hansel, he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex.

After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park, where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy’s world tour, performing in the T.G.I. Fridays that are situated next door to his stadiums.

Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

About All In Productions

All In Productions is a non-profit 501(c)3 theater company founded in 2014.  AIP is dedicated to producing high quality, affordable productions of primarily contemporary work for Milwaukee area audiences, and to paying all of the actors, designers, and other artists that we work with.

Since 2014, we have produced eleven full length shows, launched a variety show podcast, employed dozens of Milwaukee area artists, and entertained thousands both live and over the digital airwaves.

Our goal is to make Milwaukee not just a stepping stone, but a destination for actors and artists of all ages who want to create meaningful and genuine art.