Friday, August 18, 2017

5th Wall Productions adds additional performance of 'Spring Awakening' next Sun. Aug. 27

Discounts for artists

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM

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Citadel Mall's 5th Wall Productions is constantly putting out quality productions — a hidden gem in a mall, the theater company is one to watch. And next Sun. Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., in addition to putting on a thought-provoking play, Spring Awakening, 5th Wall is giving back to local artists, too, by offering an arts industry night performance. Fellow artists are invited to use discount code ARTS at checkout to save $5 on their ticket.

Spring Awakening, originally a Broadway play, covers topics from adolescent sexual struggles to abortion to suicide. In his preview of the show Vincent Harris talked to 5th Wall's artistic director Blair Cadden, who also directs this production of Spring Awakening.

Cadden says, "I think the very challenging starting point is getting actors who look like teens but can handle the adult content, which sounds superficial. But it's not just about being able to capture that youthfulness and uncertainty that comes with what these young people are discovering but that essential teenage rebellion. You have to be able to tap into what you felt like when you were 16 and it seemed like the world was against you. It's about the vulnerability, the energy and the connection between them."

Spring Awakening continues this weekend, Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and next weekend, Fri.-Sun. at 8 p.m.

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