A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents
Spring Awakening: The Play
by Frank Wedekind
Adapted by Joel G. Fink
Directed by Christine Adaire
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
The strict rules of a small German town forbid any discussion of sex. How, then, are teenagers Wendla, Melchior, and Moritz to make sense of the new hormones raging through their bodies? As spring turns to summer, each rebels against their repressive parents and teachers . . . with devastating consequences. A pointed indictment of ignorance, power, and what happens when sexuality is policed, this seminal 19th-century play inspired the 2007 Tony Award–winning musical of the same name.
*Please note: This play explores both the awakening and repression of sexuality, and what happens when these two things come in conflict. It contains loud noises, strong language, and mature content, including sexual content, violence, and self-harm. If you would like additional information about the content of this play, please ask a member of our audience services staff.