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Spring Awakening - Virtual Event


University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Theatre Arts

This is a virtual event

SPRING AWAKENING

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by J. Austin Eyer

Video On Demand Streaming
Available for viewing from April 2-5, 2021

Based off the 1891 German play, this rock musical critiques the hypocrisy of institutional doctrine (especially in relation to sex education, religious concepts of sin, and a culture of shame) as a means to control young adults and promote abstinence. Particularly in a time of civil unrest, Spring Awakening calls into question what is promoted to children as “normal” and what is “unnatural.” Though dealing with difficult themes like suicide and sexual abuse, the message of the musical is to rage against the status quo in order to protect individual expression and thought. The younger generations must hold their elders accountable and push back in order to create a world with more compassion and understanding of the individual.

Adult Language and Subject Matter
Violence, child abuse, sexual assault, suicide, guns

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Price
  • $8


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