“Woke/Spring”

NWSA's kicks off its season with a modern adaptation of Spring Awakening

Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Date Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 Price Adults $12; students and seniors $5 Organization New World School of the Arts Categories Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Place NWSA's Louise O. Gerrits Theater Address 25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th floor, Downtown Miami Phone 305-237-3541 Website http://nwsa.mdc.edu

Under the direction of NWSA faculty member and Artistic Director of Zoetic Stage, Stuart Meltzer, WOKE / SPRING, an adaptation by Meltzer of the of Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play Spring Awakening, opens NWSA’s season.  Woke/Spring is a play with music co-composed by New World School of the Arts theater alumnus, Nate Promkul and Stuart Meltzer.  Best known to contemporary audiences from the Broadway musical of the same name, Spring Awakening was originally written between 1890 and 1891 and caused a big raucous with its subject matter of sexual awakenings in teenagers. WOKE / SPRING is set today in Knoxville, Tennessee and mixes modern-day challenges with Appalachian myths.  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays, October 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, October 13 & 20, at 2 p.m.  Pictured: College theater students (standing) Ross Kaplan (seated) Rueben Clement, Sydney Presendieu.