SPRING Awakening has never been a shy musical. Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind’s 1891 tale of teenagers awakening to their sexuality amongst adults who failed to provide any sexual education, Spring Awakening is a loud, musical exploration of teenage sexuality and all the controversy that comes with it.
Although this show is set in the 1890’s, the issues that are portrayed are as real and as poignant in today’s society.
“Live theatre helps to promote social debate, dialogue and potential social change,” Director David Hennessy told the Waterford News & Star. “It is a cultural phenomenon that demands that society examines itself in the mirror. Spring Awakening is brave, exciting and important. It’s the show to have an open conversation about real life questions.”
As well as being culturally relevant, Spring Awakening is without a doubt a show that will make you laugh, cry, and, most importantly, make you reflect.
“Coming together as a community to listen to opposing points of view is necessary in the theatre and we ask that you can support our society and our show,” David said.
“It is crucial for the survival and future of musical theatre in Waterford that we take creative risks and continue to venture forward with new and innovative ideas! We will be doing our upmost to convey each of the characters’ stories with as much passion and respect as possible.”
Spring Awakening runs from Wednesday, May 11, to Saturday, May 14, at 7.30pm at Garter Lane Arts Centre. Booking on www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038.