Tuesday, May 17, 2011

hedwig

I've been seeing a lot of shows lately, but I have to say Hedwig and the Angry Inch at The Avenue Theater was beyond phenomenal. Nick Sugar embodies the East German trans- (or is it non-?) gendered singer. He owns the role in a way that makes other actors jealous, alternately thrashing and lashing out in anger, feeling sorry for himself, using self-deprecating humor and picking on the hapless Yitzhak (played by Amanda Earls) and, of course, drinking heavily.


Nick and Amanda each brought a beautiful energy to the show and their characters, bringing audience members to tears on more than one occasion. Go check out this show soon, because it's doubtful that they will bring it back a third time.

1 comment:

D2 said...

I know this sounds repressed, but my brain explodes a little every time I realize that John Cameron Mitchell did both Hedwig and the Dickon character in The Secret Garden. Then of course, it's also a testimony to his Mitchell's talent...