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ROUGE Theater launches 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' as Latest Production

Pride Month Productions

Get ready to rock your Pride month with ROUGE Theater's production of the iconic rock musical, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," running from May 30th to June 9th at the historic queer bar, 37th and Zen.

Directed by Patrick Mullins, this cult classic follows the journey of Hedwig, an "internationally ignored" rockstar, as she searches for love and stardom. Starring Steve Pacek as Hedwig and Leila Stephanie as Yitzhak, this production promises a night of electrifying music, laughter, and raw emotion.

ROUGE Theater, known for its innovative approach to bringing theater to unconventional spaces, has chosen 37th and Zen as the perfect backdrop for Hedwig's story. This iconic venue, with its history of drag shows and goth nights, aligns perfectly with the spirit of the show.

"As a gay male in the 90s, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' was the first queer musical theater piece that resonated with me that didn't seem full of simulation," says Mullins. Leila Stephanie adds, "Representation and the expression in which queer folx exist in theatrical spaces are important. Hedwig embodies the essence of who we are as drag performers, demanding to be seen and heard in all spaces."

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" in a truly unique setting. Get your tickets now at rougeva.org and join ROUGE Theater for an unforgettable Pride celebration.

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