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Clark College presents ‘Spring Awakening’

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:20 am

Clark College Theatre will present its 2014 winter quarter musical production the award-winning exploration of repressed youth, Spring Awakening. The production is directed by Rusty Tennant and runs Feb. 28– March 15.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations — as well as the exhilaration — of the teen years. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that many will never forget.

A stinging indictment of 19th-century repression, Wedekind’s original play was banned after its release. Even today and translated into musical form, Spring Awakening’s themes of sexuality, abuse, rape, incest, suicide, and abortion are still highly controversial and emotionally charged.

“Clark College Theatre is taking a conscious path toward developing the student as a performing artist,” says Rusty Tennant, who is also the artistic director of Fuse Theatre Ensemble. “Our goal is to provide ample opportunity for students to participate in work that is relevant to the current trends and movements in the world of theatre. Spring Awakening is a critically acclaimed show based on a revolutionary play, with young adults composing the majority of the cast. In so many ways, this is the perfect play for us to present.”

Cast includes Nikolas Hoback (Melchior), Gina Fuerte-Stone (Moritz), and Petya Grozevna (Wendla). Production includes partial nudity, strong language, and adult themes.

Show Dates are Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. On March 8, there will be a 2 p.m. matinee. All show times are at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for students (with ID) are $11; Alumni (with membership) $11; Senior Citizens $13; General Admission $15. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp, or call (360) 992-2815.

Those who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), or visit Gaiser Hall room 137, two weeks before the event.

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