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Practical Questions of Wholeness

Jun 07 – Jul 08 2018

Two productions in rotating repertory:

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

LADY DAY AT emerson’s bar and grill

by Lanie Robertson

Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill paints a stirring portrait of jazz legend Billie Holiday as she performs one of her last solo concerts, four months before her death. Packed with the music that made her both a legend – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “God Bless the Child” – and a cultural flashpoint – “Strange Fruit” – Lady Day tells an intimate story of a complex woman through reminisces, confessions, and unforgettable music.

Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | GET TICKETS

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

The off-Broadway smash-hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the electrifying story of Hedwig, a German emigrant who suffered a botched sex-change operation, as she travels the country in hopeless romantic pursuit of her former lover. First a hit on stage and again on screen, John Cameron Mitchell’s hard-rock tale of transformation has earned critical acclaim and a legion of fans across the world.

Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm | GET TICKETS


On Saturday 6/16 and Saturday 6/23, you can see Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at 3pm and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 7:30pm. Just pick your night, put tickets to both performances in your cart, and use the code TWOSTORIES to take $15 off the total!

Saturday 6/16 and Sautrday 6/23 | GET TICKETS

Practical Questions of Wholeness

Both 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.

Co-sponsor: The Hansberry Project

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