Photos By Blinkofaneye, Words from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center site
Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 controversial play of the same title, Spring Awakening epitomizes the struggle between repressive patriarchy and the purity of nature and delves deep into issues surrounding abuse, pregnancy, sexuality and suicide- all subjects relevant to contemporary life.
Five-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer Brian MacDevitt and internationally acclaimed choreographers Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig direct Spring Awakening, the multi-layered rock musical that explores the coming-of-age of a group of teenagers living in a 19th century German village, February 28- March 8 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Spring Awakening features books and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. The performance is presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS), with musical direction by William Yanesh.