Spring Awakening was first performed in 1906 and was immediately labelled as obscene, offensive and radical. Indeed, the issues addressed were radical: teenage sex, suicide, abortion and masturbation. However, even more radical was the authentic and realistic way in which these issues were portrayed.
Now more than 100 years later, this daring depiction of teenage self-discovery is more relevant than ever. Spring Awakening is a vibrant and poignant story about a group of young teenagers coming of age despite their repressed and religious upbringings. In a world where adults hold all the cards, three school friends experience the exhilarating and turbulent journey into adulthood and embark on a voyage of personal discovery and sexual awakening.
The story is all at once sad, disturbing, and touchingly funny. Spring Awakening allows the audience to see sex, violence, puberty and great expectations through the eyes of youth.
Note: This show is rated 14+ due to mature subject matter.
Tickets: $15, $10 students. Available at InfoSource in the UCC Atrium and the Grand Theatre box office.