Photo Flash: First Look at HEDWIG at Pandora Productions
inally on the Pandora stage, one of the most requested titles in our history. After having an incredibly successful run on Broadway with stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Taye Diggs, Pandora Productions closes the 16-17 season with: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask.
A rock concert with political as well as psychosexual overtones. "Hedwig" tells the story of an East German "slip of a girlyboy" who becomes (almost) a woman, (almost) an American and (almost) a rock star. Hedwig's persona may be as solid as the Berlin Wall she grew up behind. Foulmouthed, electrically tuneful and furiously funny, with explicit descriptions of its title character's bungled sex-change operation and erotic adventures. The Angry Inch, after all, refers not only to the band, but also to what was left of Hedwig's male genitalia after surgery.
Hedwig and The Angry Inch is being directed by the company's Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury, and stars: Neill Robertson as Hedwig and Katherine Martin as Yitszhak. The company proudly introduces new Musical Director, Michael Vettraino and welcomes back Choreographer, Alfred Dales Jones, Jr. for this production. It will run May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p and May 14 and 21 at 5:30 p with the only matinee set for May 20 at 2:00 p. The rock musical will be performed at Pandora's home theatre in the Henry Clay building located at 604 South Third Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Louisville.
Some performances have limited availability already. Single tickets are available for $20 in advance and $22 day of show for this production and are available online at www.PandoraProds.org, or via phone at 502.216.5502. Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Season available: Regular $90, Senior/Student $80 for a 5-show season beginning in September 2017.
Pandora Productions was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1995 and represents the transformational power of theatre. Its mission is to entertain, engage and inspire its audiences, the community, and the greater human communities by presenting bold, cutting-edge theatrical productions that reveal the commonality of all people while investigating the diversity of human nature, particularly the nature of sexual orientation, through artistic expression. Pandora Productions is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that benefits largely from the generosity of the community. Donations are encouraged and welcomed, in any amount. Please visit http://PandoraProds.org for more information.
Michael J. Drury, Pandora Productions Producing Artistic Director,has worked as a professional actor for 30+ years throughout the Midwest and is no stranger to Louisville area audiences having appeared with Stage One: Louisville's Children's Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Theatre  and the Stephen Foster Drama Association, with whom he also toured Japan and was chosen to remake the official cast recording. He has directed numerous productions at Derby Dinner, Louisville Repertory Company, Clarksville Little Theatre and the Shelby County Community Theatre, in addition to adjudicating at theatre festivals including The Kentucky Theatre Association and The Southeastern Theatre Conference.