Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch


July 10 – 25. Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. Whether you like it or not.

COVID-19 can try to tear her down, but Hedwig is going to give her the whole Angry Inch. Seacoast Rep is pleased to re-open for live-only limited audiences at a limited capacity with Hedwig – the perfect hostess for live-only limited audiences. Whether 

Innovative, heartbreaking, and savagely funny, Hendwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that broke the mold and captured Broadway. 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.


Hedwig Schmidt, a leather-fisted 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 in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, live confession backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.”

Hedwig will be reprised by award-winning Seacoast Rep resident Jason Faria (A New Brain, Avenue Q) and backed up ferociously by Associate Artistic Director Alyssa Dumas along with a rocksteady band of veterans. This is not just a cult hit, but a cult hit done by a crew that’s done it best.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not appropriate for all audiences. It contains animated depictions of sexual assault, instances of transphobic and homophobic language, implied child abuse, and other content which might cause problems for those struggling with mental health or other related issues. Take care of yourselves and research the content if you think this may be an issue.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON TICKETING: Because of COVID-19 our seating is limited to less than half of our usual capacity for the safety of our performers and our audiences. We do require that you abide by our safety precautions while on site, including mask usage. We also are required to sell tickets in blocks of an appropriate size for your party. You may only sit with people in your party and only occupy a full block. We reserve the right to move you. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are a subscriber or otherwise have a credit with us and would like to see Hedwig, please call our box office at 603-433-4472. Hedwig is not for everyone so you may choose to use a credit for this or to hold it. 

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is a professional regional theatre located in the heart of Downtown Portsmouth at 125 Bow Street. The lobby is open one hour before the show, with doors to the theatre opening one half hour before curtain. Our lobby features a full bar and concessions. Parking is available nearby on-street or at the Hanover Street garage. Handicap seating is available.