Portland Ovations presents

John Cameron Mitchell – The Origin of Love: Songs and Stories of Hedwig

Fri, March 18, 2022

State Theatre

Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 7:00pm - all ages

General admission
$60 - table seating
$50 - floor seating
$40 - lower balcony
$30 - upper balcony

The State Theatre box office will open 1 hour before doors night of show.

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John Cameron Mitchell

Portland Ovations members-only pre-sale through September 22

“A love letter to HEDWIG fans everywhere…leaving the theater with a crowd of people filled with such love and joy in their hearts was an experience I won’t soon forget and would happily repeat anytime.” – DC THEATER SCENE

Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator, star and director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell regales like no other with his production, “THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig.” Part cabaret, part confessional and always big, bold and brash – in this multi-media concert Mitchell entertains theater-goers with his songs and stories of living with Hedwig for more than 20 years. Featuring special guest Amber Martin, this “love letter to Hedwig fans everywhere” also includes material from Mitchell’s podcast “Anthem: Homunculus.” Put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track, and pull the wig down from the shelf—for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock—a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

Please be advised, this program may contain explicit language, images and/or sensitive matter.

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.