One of the most unique and celebrated Off-Broadway hits of the past 20 years is getting the Lowcountry treatment next month.

New production company What If will be helming Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a two-night run at the American Theatre.

Out creator John Cameron Mitchell shot to stardom in 1998 with the musical’s story of a transgender rock singer, her unusual band, and her bitter claim to fame. Mitchell retooled the show into a popular indie film in 2001.

The local production is directed by Kyle Barnette, with Jan Gilbert playing roadie Yitzhak. The title role goes to Brian Porter, who wowed us with his sexy, seductive Emcee in Cabaret earlier this year for Charleston Stage. Much like that character, Hedwig works her ass off in this show. Check out the What If Productions website for more info.

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