What: rock musical Spring Awakening, the inaugural performance of In the Round Productions
- Friday, December 2, 8:00pm
- Saturday, December 3, 2:00pm, 8:00pm
- Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm
Where: Arthur Miller Theater
Tickets: $6 for students, $10 for adults, available on the MUTO website (click here)
Originally written in Germany in 1891 by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening was adapted into a Tony-winning rock musical in 2007 by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. The play has always tested social acceptability, having been subject to extensive censorship for much of its existence, and even since its rewriting by Sheik and Sater in 2007. In their interpretation, In the Round Productions promises to present this coming-of-age story of sexual awakenings, morality, and rebellion through the lens of LGBTQIA+ culture. In the Round Productions is a new student organization sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies which aims to “provide a space for queer stories and queer storytellers” (Maize Pages). I look forward to being among the organization’s first audience members as they make their debut performance this Friday night.