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"Spring Awakening" Resonates with Today's Youth

May 17, 2011

It's been 120 years since the debut of German playwright Frank Wedekind's play "Spring Awakening" about the perils of adolescence, but it continues to have staying power.

Lawrence, Kan. – The rock musical adaptation won 8 Tony Awards in 2007, followed by a new translation of the original play by novelist Jonathan Franzen. The City Youth Theatre company in Lawrence is tackling that version this weekend and finds that it's inspiring a novel way to think about sex education.

Scenes from a rehearsal of "Spring Awakening"

photos: Steve Walker/KCUR

Lawrence Arts Center's City Youth Theatre presents "Spring Awakening"
Friday and Saturday, May 20th & 21st, 2011
7:00 PM
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, Kansas

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