UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies: Spring Awakening
Friday, February 28th - Saturday, March 8th, 2014
The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is proud to present a production of Spring Awakening. This rock musical is based on a controversial 1891 play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, which was banned for a time in Germany because of its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Premiering on Broadway in 2006 and set in late 19th-century Germany, it tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Alternative and folk-infused rock music capture and reflect the emotional essence of the timeless experience of coming of age.
Learn more about Spring Awakening and its creators in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library: