By: Craig 

Montreal’s Contact Theatre unveils its latest production, “Spring Awakening,” delving into the challenges of teenage sexuality within the confines of a rigid, religious community. Adapted from the original play by German dramatist Frank Wedekind in the late 19th century, this timeless narrative remains relevant today.

Drawing parallels to the insightful work of Alice Miller in “For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child Rearing and the Roots of Violence,” the performance sheds light on the repercussions of harsh upbringing. Wedekind’s portrayal of oppressive parenting echoes throughout, resonating with contemporary audiences.

Known for their electrifying performances in “Next to Normal” and “Reefer Madness,” Contact Theatre continues to captivate with their dynamic storytelling. Under the production of Ally Brumer and direction of Deborah Friedman, “Spring Awakening” ascends to new heights.

Each scene, punctuated by soulful melodies, propels the narrative forward, enveloping the audience in a whirlwind of emotions. From poignant harmonies to captivating choreography, every element harmonizes seamlessly, delivering an unforgettable experience.

Though steeped in tragedy, the production finds moments of sweetness amidst the characters’ struggles, showcasing the resilience of youth. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the raw energy and poignant storytelling of “Spring Awakening” at The Monument National.

Playing at the Monument National, 1182 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S5. 

The production runs from Saturday June 8th to Saturday June 15th. 7:30-10:30 pm. 

General admission $42.