Presented by Showbiz Players
May 31-June 8
Directed by Jennifer McGuire & Jered Ryan
Musical Direction by Alan Masters
Choreography by Jules Shumate
Produced by Bill Geraghty & Mark Motz
SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name; one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.
It’s Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything.
SPRING AWAKENING’s tragic love story between innocent Wendla and bookish Melchior is a hard-hitting commentary on social repression that resounds plenty in the modern day, but with intense alternative rock music by Duncan Sheik, it’s also potent, electrifying theater.
- Fri-Sat, May 31-June 1 at 8pm
- Sun, June 2 at 7pm
- Wed-Sat, June 5-8 at 8pm