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.
By Steve Walker
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
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
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