CSUSM Theater Students Present: Spring Awakening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Visual and Performing Arts Department is pleased to present a seven-night production of Spring Awakening. First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The play's content, which included topics of teenage sex, suicide, abortion, masturbation and sadomasochism, was radical. But even more radical was the unsentimental and brutally authentic comedy with which Wedekind treated it. The story traces the dawning sexual awareness of four teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, Wendla and Hansy, who, in their painfully funny contradictions remain fresh and unsettling even in our own sex-saturated culture.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, or $5 for students with ID. For more information or for advanced reservations, call (760) 750-4137.

What: CSUSM student performance of the satirical play Spring Awakening

When:  Wednesday, April 4 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Thursday, April 5 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Friday, April 6 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Wednesday, April 11 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Thursday, April 12 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Friday, April 13 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Saturday, April 14 -- 7:00 p.m.

Where: CSUSM Performance Hall: Arts Building, Room 111.

Tickets: $10 for general admission, or $5 for students with ID. Tickets are available at the door. For advanced reservations call 760-750-4137. (Ticket donations go towards supporting theatre at CSUSM)

Please note: The sexual content in this play may not be appropriate for children 12 and under.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay. Parking Structure 1 is the closest lot to the Arts Building, at the corner of Campus Way and Campus View Drive. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.