Whitton Will Be Hedwig at the Barrow Mansion; Eardley Directs

News   Whitton Will Be Hedwig at the Barrow Mansion; Eardley Directs Casting has been announced for the 3S Theatre Collective's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Directed by Marc Eardley, the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask musical will play The Barrow Mansion in Jersey City, NJ, June 13-28.

MAC Award winner Jonathan Whitton will star in the title role with Louise Stewart as Yitzhak.

The creative team also includes Andrew J. Wheeler (music director), Valerie Issembert (assistant director), Greg LoProto (stage manager), Stephen Dobay (set), Laurie Marman (costumes), Jonathan Cottle (lighting) and Brooke Morgan (wig and makeup design).

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, according to production notes, "tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for love and stardom. Born a boy named Hansel whose life's dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned 'angry inch.' Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star. Hedwig presents an absorbing narrative of Plato's Symposium and the fierce battle of self acceptance with love found, lost and found again, supported by the blistering, punk-fueled rock of the fictional Eastern European band, The Angry Inch."

Hedwig will play Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and 10:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The Barrow Mansion is located at 83 Wayne Street in Jersey City, NJ. Tickets, priced $30, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. A limited amount of $20 rush seats will be sold at the door one hour before show time.

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