A little make-up and platinum Farrah-flip tresses transformed a transgendered East German haus frau abandoned by her U.S. soldier husband on their first anniversary into an irrepressible rock icon. Hilarity, introspection and rockin’ musical numbers made a small off-Broadway show a cult success both on stage and as an independent film with one of the most charismatic characters to come along in ages. The Oklahoma City Theatre Company brings back Matthew Alvin Brown and Christopher Castleberry’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Aug. 31-Sept. 8 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall Freede Little Theatre. Written by John Cameron Mitchell with music by Stephen Trask, Hedwig the musical opens the company’s 14th season on a spark of originality that hasn’t lost its glam-rock luster since it premiered in 1998. And Hedwig’s search for love is as honest, hilarious and touching as it ever was. www.okctheatrecompany.org

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