Now playing at the Boxcar Playhouse

6 More Shows Added - Must Close August 31st!


Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Nick A. Olivero

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Location: The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Hedwig, the front singer and would-be glam-rock star from East Germany, undergoes a botched gender-change operation in order to escape from the Soviet bloc, only to watch the Berlin Wall come down on TV after being abandoned in a trailer park in middle America. Hedwig gets involved with Tommy, an adolescent boy who steals her songs and becomes a stadium-filling musical act. Suffering from a broken heart and a lust for revenge, she follows Tommy's tour, playing with her band (the Angry Inch) at tacky theme restaurants.


"Try and tear me down"


"high-spirited, ass-kicking, octave-twisting energy"
-Robert Sokol, SF Examiner

"...dazzles and touches."
-Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm

"Works beautifully ... one Hedwig takes over seemlessly from another ... it feels as if the show was meant to be done this way..."
-Buck Wolf, Weird News


Summer Production Reviews:

"Get there early, thirsty, ready to boogie -- and to be moved."
-Lily Janiak, SF Weekly

"An 'inch' you should scratch"
-Kevin Thomas, SF Examiner

"...a glam rock show with theater infused into it."
-Nirmala Nataraj, SF Gate

"The cast is so unbelievable it's like watching a reality show"
-Kevin M. Thomas,

Performances and Pricing

Running Times:
1 hour and 45 minutes
Performed without an intermission

All performance times indicated below

Thursday - Saturday @ 8p


Alll performances start on "Drag Time" promptly 10 minutes after the scheduled start.


Ticket Prices: $27 - $43

Reserved rows or tables


**A limited number of guaranteed Rush Tickets will be available for every performance 30 minutes before curtain for $20


We are now offering a 15% discount on groups of 12 or more - call the box office for more information


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It's Back!

Under the direction of Nick A. Olivero, this cult musical gets a radical face-lift... again. Presented as a two-week limited engagement this past summer with multiple actors sharing the title role, it returns once again with more spectacle. Presented as a 1 hour and 45 minutes no holds barred rock show. If you saw it the first time around you'll want to see it again, and if you missed it, here's your chance to see what audiences were raving about.

Media and Press Photos

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Cast and Crew:

Our production team and cast members list is constantly updated. To see a complete schedule of who is performing when, click here.

Hedwig Cast and Crew