Toronto-based theatre company Breathe.Feel.Love announced today that its production of the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch will make its return to Toronto on January 9, 2013 for a three-week run at the Drake Underground.
"After a successful run of performances around central Canada, we are very excited to perform Hedwig for Toronto audiences again," said Seth Drabinsky, who plays Hedwig in Breathe.Feel.Love's production in addition to his role of director and co-producer. "This play speaks to the universality of love and the journey toward self-acceptance, two things we all can relate to."
Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock concert style musical that tells the story of transsexual bombshell Hedwig and her nonchalant indie band 'The Angry Inch'. The play centers around their tour across America in pursuit of Hedwig's former lover and world-famous pop star, Tommy Gnosis. Featuring an array of biographical interludes and eclectic music inspired by pop/rock icons of the 70s and 80s including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Toni Tennille and Debbie Boone, this gender-bending production takes the audience through a tragic story of betrayal, emotional and physical sacrifice, and love.
Following a successful tour across Ontario and Manitoba in 2010, Breathe.Feel.Love's production of Hedwig performed to sold-out audiences at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Festival in addition to a very well-received one-night engagement at Montreal's Le National and a unique outdoor performance on the main stage of Ottawa's Capital Pride Festival.
Performance dates and times are:
January 9, 10, 11 | 7:30 (Doors at 7), January 12, 3pm (doors at 2:30)
January 16, 17, 18 | 7:30 (Doors at 7), January 19, 3pm (doors at 2:30)
January 23, 24 | 7:30 (Doors at 7), January 25 | 6:30 (Doors at 6), January 26, 3pm (doors at 2:30)
Tickets range from $25 to $35 and are available in advance at http://hedwigtoronto.brownpapertickets.com or at the door on the day of each performance.
Breathe.Feel.Love is a Toronto theatre company that began in late 2009 when a group of Toronto musicians and theatre artists decided to form an ad-hoc collective to promote and foster their collaborations on future projects. It is committed to creating superb theatrical and musical events that engage directly with Toronto's LGBT and independent arts communities. For more information, visit breathefeellove.com, or follow them on Twitter @HedwigToronto and Facebook: facebook.com/breathefeellove.