Spring Awakening Will Be Performed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Oct. 23-25 at 7:30PM. We are all mindful of the powerful effect theatre can have on its performers and audience. The themes of Spring Awakening include teen depression, dating violence, and suicide. Even before the recent tragedies in our community, we planned to offer literature and support from various local teen depression, suicide, and abuse awareness groups. The school is working closely with Dr. Larry Berkowitz, a nationally recognized expert on suicide contagion and trauma response in adolescents, to present our show in a responsible, thoughtful, and safe manner. We feel the messages of hope and solidarity in the production are clear, but we understand if some aren’t ready for it yet. Community members who feel they aren’t ready to see the show are welcome to get refunds.
In addition to these themes, Spring Awakening contains adult language and intense, emotional content. Students who see the show are strongly encouraged to attend with an adult. Talkbacks with teen health experts will be held after each performance.
Thursday and Friday tickets will be honored on their respective nights. Saturday tickets will be honored on Wednesday. Patrons are welcome to contact me to swap tickets or get refunds. South Stage will donate a portion of the proceeds to a suicide prevention group.
Thanks for your support.