The Awakening of Spring

The Awakening of Spring (also known as Spring Awakening or by its original German title Frühlings Erwachen) is a three-act play written by German dramatist Frank Wedekind – written in 1891, but not performed until 1906 – that criticizes the sexually-oppressive culture of turn of the (19th) century Germany. The play depicts teenagers from a German provincial town who struggle to reconcile their budding sexual feelings and the moral code of their society. Due to the subject matter, the play has often been banned or censored. This audio version is performed by a full cast.