Simple Twist of Fate
With a tale that goes where no story of rock n' roll has gone before, the Valentine Theater continues to get edgy during its Silver Screen Classics series on Friday, August 18 with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The musical drama is based around Hedwig, a transgender rock star raised in Communist-controlled East Berlin who uses his mother's identity to flee to the States with an American soldier. Hedwig has a series of bad luck experiences — her sex change surgery is poorly done and the American soldier leaves her. She then flings her energy into a rock band and, after being surpassed by her song-stealing protege, things get interesting — to say the least. $5. 7:30pm.
Valentine Theater, 410 Adams St. 419-242-2787.