Culver-Stockton College’s theatre department will present Sheik and Sater’s award winning musical Spring Awakening, as part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events program. The production, directed by Dr. Haidee Heaton, Professor of Theatre, will be performed on April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a matinee performance on April 11 at 3 p.m.
Spring Awakening takes place in 1891 Germany, in a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. Underneath a veneer of tight control, adolescent passions roil and noble intentions warp into meaningless structures. The storyline is based on the 1891 play of the same name by German Pre-Expressionist playwright Frank Wedekind. This journey from adolescence to adulthood fuses poignancy with passion and morality with sexuality in a musical setting. The musical styles of modern ballad and driving rock reflects and echoes the ageless turmoil of coming of age that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Musical direction by Dr. Scotty Allison, Assistant Professor of Music, and production design by Seth Campbell, Assistant Professor of Theatre, will emphasize the timelessness of themes by utilizing a spectrum of dramatic techniques from ancient Greek masking to modern digital projections.
While in-person performances are limited to C-SC students, faculty and staff, each performance is available for live streaming on the C-SC Theatre YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEfUcSl2dahXK1lVYXCguw
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