Theatre's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Opens Friday, Nov. 12

Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its first theatrical production of the 2021-22 season, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch", by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.

The cast will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, in The Mary J. Timken Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. 

Directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director TC Mavis Jennings, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the “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. Hedwig is backed up by Yitzhak and the hard-rock band “The Angry Inch.” Hedwig transforms in this rock and roll tale by rising above the abuse, deceit and abandonment they have been carrying for many years. As Hedwig steps forward, courageously into the unknown, Yitzhak takes their rightful place as the shining star of rock and roll on the midnight radio.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 21.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-244-3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts Lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with current student IDs.  

POSTED: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:43am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:43am
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