|Alex Fossgreen as Melchior and Devin Silva as Wendla in the Theatre Department's production of “Spring's Awakening”|
The difficult passage from adolescence to adulthood is explored in the Theatre Department's production of Spring's Awakening, running May 9-18 in the University Theatre.
The university will be staging the English version of German playwright Frank Wedekind's infamous tragic-comedy. Spring's Awakening follows a dozen young people and their journey through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening.
“Although the play was written in 1891, it could very easily be about today's teenagers who face multiple challenges and are asked to grow up faster than ever before,” said director Bernardo Solano, a theatre professor.
Spring's Awakening is recommended for mature audiences only.
The play opens May 9 at 8 p.m., with a free opening night reception immediately following the performance. Evening performances will also be at 8 p.m. on May 10 and May 15-17. Groups can RSVP for a special 10 a.m. matinee on May 14. The final performance will be on May 18 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, staff, faculty and seniors. For more information, please call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.