Spring Awakening to run July 1531 at Rices Hamman Hall

first_imgShareFranz [email protected] ‘Spring Awakening’ to run July 15-31 at Rice’s Hamman HallGenerations and Rice Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts present musical update of Wedekin playThe theater company Generations, in association with Rice University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, will present the coming-of-age drama “Spring Awakening” with a rock-music score. Nine performances are scheduled between July 15 and July 31 at Hamman Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. For directions go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html. Frank Wedekin’s “Spring Awakening” was considered scandalous when it appeared a century ago because of the play’s depictions of adolescent sexuality. Due to the mature themes, anyone under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend the performances at Rice.Two talk-back sessions have been scheduled to discuss the issues raised by the play. The first, following the July 17 matinee, will be led by Michael DeVoll, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in work with adolescents and young adults in a range of settings including schools and private practice. Dr. Glenn Gabbard, the joint editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and associate editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, will lead a discussion following the July 30 performance.“Spring Awakening” is directed by Generations Founding Artistic Director George Brock, winner of multiple Tommy Tune Awards in his role as theater teacher and director at Houston’s Episcopal High School. Three Rice students (two of whom are Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts majors) are working as interns on “Spring Awakening.” Matt Johnson and Aaron Garrett are technical assistants, and Liz Castillo is acting in the ensemble. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on July 15, 16, 21, 29 and 30; 2:30 p.m. on July 17, 23 and 31; and 7:30 p.m. on July 24. Tickets are $10 for students, $25 for regular seating and $40 for seating in the first four rows of the center section.To order tickets, go to www.generationstheatre.com or call 832-326-1045 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. any day of the week. AddThislast_img

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