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July 27, 2018

Fairfield Center Stage presents “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Sep 7-15

Fairfield Center Stage, a new community theater group, will present the Tony Award-winning rock musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Sep 7-15, 2018 at Trevi Lounge at 548 Kings Highway Cutoff.

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage and has what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

Trevi Lounge is Fairfield’s only gay bar and has been a home to the LGBT community and its allies since 2013. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be presented with reserved seating for $25. Special VIP cocktail tables with drink service are available for $40, as well as a limited number of “stageside” student tickets for $10. Those under 18 need to attend with a parent or guardian. For accessible seating access please email info@fairfieldcenterstage.org.

Performances are Fri Sep 7 @ 8pm (opening night), Sat Sep 8 @ 8pm, Sun Sep 9 @ 7pm, Thurs Sep 13 @ 8pm, Fri Sep 14 @ 8pm, Sat Sat 15 @ 8pm (closing night).

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer, Hedwig Robinson. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The story follows Hedwig and her loyal “husband,” Yitzhak, a female singer who lives her life as a man under Hedwig’s orders. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

The all-local production staff includes Direction by Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Music Direction by Eli Newsom, Choreography by Emily Frangipane, Costume Design by Jessica Camarero, Lighting Design by Don Rowe, with Nicholas Kuell serving as Stage Manager. Fairfield Center Stage is led by Artistic Director Christy McIntosh-Newsom and Executive Producer Eli Newsom.

The cast of performers from Fairfield County includes: Lance Anthony (Bridgeport) as Hedwig, Alexis Willoughby (Danbury) as Yitzhak (Sep 7-9), Arielle Boutin (Bridgeport) as Yitzhak (Sep 13-15), and starring as The Angry Inch are Josh Sette as Skszp (keyboard), Charles Casimiro as Jacek (bass), Chris Cavaliere as Krzyzhtoff (guitar), and Gabe Nappi as Schlatko (drums).

For more information please visit www.fairfieldcenterstage.org or call 203.416.6446.

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