Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Latté Da's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Theater Latté Da presents John Cameron Mitchell's genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing sensation Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Winner of 2014 Tony award for Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch features music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Annie Enneking and Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein co-direct the production with Music Director Jason Hansen. Performances begin March 27 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.
Peter Rothstein co-directs Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Annie Enneking, who shares, "I'm obsessed with notions of transcendence, the problems of love, and the vitality behind radical self-definition." Rothstein adds, "I have long admired this radical piece of musical theater and am thrilled to re-imagine it with this extraordinary team of artists."
The production stars Tyler Michaels King as Hedwig and Jay Owen Eisenberg as Yitzhak. Michaels has starred in several productions with Theater Latté Da including Assassins, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweeney Todd, and Cabaret. This production marks Eisenberg's debut with Latté Da. A director, actor, and teaching artist, he has appeared in productions at Children's Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, and Open Eye Figure Theatre, among others. Joining them live on stage as the Angry Inch band are Chicago-based guitarist Jakob Smith, bassist and multi-musician/artist/producer Mayda Miller, and drummer Jendeen Forberg, founder and leader of Wolverines Big Band.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch features scenic design by Michael Hoover, costume design by Alice Fredrickson, lighting design by Mary Shabatura, sound design by Alex Ritter, and properties design by Abbee Warmboe.
Photo credit Dan Norman