Spring Awakenings

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Originally penned in 1891, Frank Wedekind’s seminal play – which director Anne Simon and writer-dramaturg Antoine Pohu use as a framework – was deemed too audacious to be performed until 1906, after which it was repeatedly censored.

Premiere on April 25 2025 at the Théâtre des Capucins


Delving into subjects such as homosexuality, suicide and rape, it touches upon a plethora of themes still pertinent today. In this version, contemporary perspectives gleaned from interviews and workshops with today’s teenagers enrich the narrative. The creative team aims to incorporate original song writing and explore innovative ways to depict social media’s significance as a tool for self-expression and its role in shaping the worldview of today’s youth.

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