Hedwig and the angry inch libreto en inglés

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Text by John Cameron Mitchell. Music & lyrics by Stephen Trask.
Hedwig and The Angry Inch was originally presented at the Westbeth Theatre Center on February 27, 1997 by David Binder. It was presented off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theatre on February 14, 1998 by Peter Askin, Susann Brinkley, James B. Freydberg.
The cast was as follows:
Hedwig/Tommy Gnosis -John Cameron Mitchell
Yitzhak - Miriam Shor
The Angry Inch - Cheater, comprised of Stephen Trask, Chris Weilding, Dave McKinley, Scott Bilbrey

Directed by Peter Askin
Set by James Youmans
Lighting by Kevin Adams
This script is, at best, a record of a single evening of a single production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. We deliberately developed it over a number of years innon-theatrical venues—rock clubs, drag bars, birthday parties, friends' patios—in order to keep it free-flowing, improvisational, alive. We encourage other productions to keep this sense of freedom by ad-libbing when appropriate within the confines of the world of the piece. This script reflects that we were performing at the Hotel Riverview where survivors of the Titanic actually stayed. Tommy Gnosiswas therefore "performing" nearby at Giants Stadium. We feel that every production should be site-specific so that the character of Hedwig is actually performing in and commenting on the space the production is occupying. Feel free to change the text to accommodate the environment. Just be witty, damn it!
- John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
(A riverside fleabag hotel ballroomwith a stage at one end. Upstage is an emergency exit door. Projected on the back wall of the stage is a rock and roll band logo: Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Already on stage is The Angry Inch, a tacky rock band dressed flashily in 80's high style, lots of shoulderpads and stone-washed denim. YITZHAK, a sullen male roadie, trudges to the center stage mike.)
(in an Eastern Europeanaccent)
Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not... Hedwig.
(Oh, Beautiful begins on majestic solo guitar and HEDWIG enters down the center aisle. She is wrapped in a full length acid-washed denim cape inspired by the American flag. Black light floods the stage as she takes it. She whips open the cape to reveal a lining painted to look like a wall. Shining fluorescently are the spray-paintedwords "Yankee go home with me.")
Don't you know me? I'm the new Berlin Wall. Try and tear me down!

Tear Me Down
(illustrated by a projected montage of images of the Berlin Wall)
I was born on the other side
of a town ripped in two
I made it over the great divide
Now I'm coming for you
Enemies and adversaries
they try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you
Try and tearme down
I rose from off of the doctor's slab
like Lazarus from the pit
Now everyone wants to take a stab
and decorate me
with blood graffiti and spit
Enemies and adversaries
they try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you
Try and tear me down
(who has been singing backup, shouts out:)
On August 13, 1961,
a wall was erected
down the middle of the city of Berlin.
Theworld was divided by a cold war
and the Berlin wall
was the most hated symbol of that divide
Reviled. Graffitied. Spit upon.
We thought the wall would stand forever,
and now that it's gone,
we don't know who we are anymore.
Ladies and Gentleman,
Hedwig is like that wall,
standing before you in the divide
between East and West,
Slavery and Freedom,
Man and Woman,
Top and Bottom.
And youcan try and tear her down,
but before you do,
remember one thing.
There ain't much of a difference
between a bridge and a wall
Without me right in the middle, babe
you would be nothing at all
Enemies and adversaries
they try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you
try and tear me down.
(YITZHAK upstages HEDWIG with a fabulous high note, HEDWIG pulls the cable...
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