PUBLISHED: 3:05 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Perseverance Theatre presents 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch'
Perseverance Theatre presents Hedwig and The Angry Inch at Marlintini's Lounge

Rory Merrit Stitt returns from tour to star in Hedwig

Perseverance Theatre presents "Hedwig and The Angry Inch," written by John Cameron Mitchell, with lyrics and music by Stephen Trask, from Dec. 28-Jan. 7 at Marlintini's.

Directed by David Charles Goyette, "Hedwig" features the cast and band from last season's production, including Perseverance Company member Rory Merrit Stitt, who has recently returned to Juneau from a national tour promoting his newest album. "Hedwig is one of those rare theatre shows that you just have to come back to," said Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director PJ Paparelli, "It's never the same, never gets stale, and has a life of its own. We are so glad to let Hedwig live on!"

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is the Obie award-winning rock musical presented in the format of a rock concert performed by "Hedwig," a transsexual would-be glam-rock star from East Germany, and her four-piece band, "The Angry Inch."

Over the course of the concert, Hedwig relates her life story and, in particular, her relationship with Tommy Gnosis, another rock star and her ex-boyfriend and band mate.

A film adaptation, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and the Best Director Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

The Cast of "Hedwig and The Angry Inch" features PT Company members Rory Meritt Stitt ("Hedwig") and Sara Waisanen ("Yitzak") last seen in "Twelfth Night," and includes local Juneau musicians Michael Maas on keyboards, Sam Burrous on guitar, Simon Taylor on bass, and Dale McFarlin on drums. The show is recommended for mature audiences.

For tickets or more information, call Perseverance Theatre at (907) 463-TIXS.