Raleigh Little Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING to Open 10/4
RLT revives the City Series with Spring Awakening, opening October 4th. Based on the provocative 1892 play by Frank Wedekind, the action centers around naïve young students who, given no help from their parents or teachers, are left to discover the facts of life on their own, to poignant and often tragic results. Many have called it "Rent for the next generation."
Spring Awakening is directed by C. Glen Matthews, who was artistic director of Raleigh Ensemble Players for 13 years and currently serves on the Fine and Performing Arts faculty at Cary Academy. Glen most recently directed A Steady Rain, the inaugural production of Honest Pint Theatre Company, which the News & Observer called "a stellar debut."
RLT originally began the City Series, presenting contemporary plays, which often incorporate adult language and themes, when it expanded in to two stages in the late 1980's. The upcoming 2014-15 season will celebrate the 25th anniversary of this expansion, as well as the founding of the youth education program.
In advance of the production, RLT is holding a photo competition called Awaken Your Rockstar. This contest invites participants to unleash their best rock face, jump or outfit to win tickets and dinner at Cameron Bar & Grill. To enter, use the hashtag #RockAwakening on Instagram, Twitter or the RLT Facebook page. Winners will be chosen on Saturday, October 6. Celebrity judges include Randy Jones, the Cowboy from the Village People who is an alumnus of RLT.
Tickets for all events at RLT can be purchased by calling the box office (919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon-5 PM, or by visiting the theatre's website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org. Spring Awakening runs from October 4-27. Thursday, Friday and Saturday showings are at 8 PM; Sunday matinees are at 3 PM. Tickets start at $25 with the exception of the first Sunday, which is $12.
Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden.
Photos by Curtis Brown