Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Also, don't forget to come by the library circulation desk to decorate a feather for our turkey! Gobble Gobble Gobble! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Michael Flowers, Professor of Theatre Arts presents
Spring Awakening, the Musical: Exploring the Passion and Pain of Growing Up, Then and Now
Tuesday, November 15
College Theatre Mainstage
Not knowing much about the play, I searched for reviews of it in the Library database Proquest Newsstand and I found this from the December 11, 2006 New York Times review of the play.
". . . In exploring the tortured inner lives of a handful of adolescents in 19th-century Germany, this brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery, the thrill and quite a bit of the terror to that shattering transformation that stirs in all our souls sometime around the age of 13, well before most of us have the intellectual apparatus in place to analyze its impact. ''Spring Awakening'' makes sex strange again, no mean feat in our mechanically prurient age, in which celebrity sex videos are traded on the Internet like baseball cards."
"Mr. Sater, who wrote the book [based on the play by Frank Wedeland] and lyrics, remains faithful to the play's awareness that the discovery of sex can carry in its heady wake both salvation and destruction, particularly when it is coupled with ignorance. Mr. Sheik's music, spare in its simple orchestrations, lush in the lapping reach of its seductive choruses, embodies the shadowy air of longing that infuses the show, the excitement shading into fear, the joy that comes with a chaser of despair."
Come hear Professor Flowers talk about the play's significance and how he worked with the BSC actors to make this vision come alive.