ArtsWest’s 2018-19 Season, BEYOND IDEAS, features four Seattle premieres, work by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, and a brand new musical. Learn more and subscribe here.

Practical Questions of Wholeness

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inchare powerful, penetrating portraits of performers as they grapple with their identity through music. The title of the repertory pairing – Practical Questions of Wholeness, a line from Hedwig  – speaks to the search both artists undertake to trace the fault lines, and find the missing pieces, to their fractured senses of self.  

Presented in rotating repertory

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be performed Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. In this rotating repertory arrangement, performances happen on alternating days on the same set, giving audiences the opportunity to see first-hand how performance and storytelling completely transform a space.


Join us Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30pm for FIRST LOOK: LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to go behind the scenes of these two powerful musicals and meet the artists behind both productions.

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright – director of HEDWIG – will welcome LADY DAY director Valerie Curtis-Newton and members of the cast & creative team to discuss the vision, design, and creative process for bringing these bold productions to life.

Admission is free, but seating is limited – get tickets now.

From the Blog

Nicholas Japaul Bernard

April 19th, 2018

We spoke with Seattle artist Nicholas Japaul Bernard about creativity, experience, his headlining role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, opening June 7. Why are you excited to take on the role of Hedwig? God, there’s so much.  It’s a hell of a role, and not the kind an actor gets to do everyday,…

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