According to press notes, "Spring Awakening follows a group of teenagers overwhelmed with hormones, feelings of desire and shame, and a total lack of understanding of sex, love and what it means to grow up. All of the young adults are floundering and at risk due to the puritanical rules forced on them by overbearing adult figures. Some of the teens are able to push through while others simply self-destruct. None of them escape without scars but all experience valuable life lessons. Spring Awakening gives audiences insight into the excitement and complexities of coming of age."
The cast of Spring Awakening includes Marisa Desa, Will Graziano, Michael John Improta, Molly Martinez, Alyson Danielczuk, Michelle Goodman, Shane Tyler Harris, Darrell Hollens, Colleen Labella, Briana Maia, Ryan Marcone, Coles Prince, Desmond Thorne, Laura Zabbo, Kate Zulauf and UConn acting professor David Pfeiffer.
Here's a look at the production:
Spring Awakening Rocks Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1892 play, the musical, according to press notes, focuses "on a group of German students as they come of age, exploring their sexuality, morality, and desire to be heard amongst a world of unresponsive adults." Duncan Sheik composed the music, with Steven Sater writing the book and lyrics.
Tickets available online at www.crt.uconn.edu.