WEST HOLLYWOOD—Deaf West Theatre and The Forest of Arden has announced the dates for their production of â€œSpring Awakening.â€ The play is based on the German play, â€œFrÃ¼hlings Ermachenâ€ which was written by Frank Wedekind. Deaf West initially accepted auditions tapes until mid-April and began rehearsing during the month of July.
According to the event’s Kickstarter page, The Forest of Arden â€œis a collective of artists, designers, actors and writers who strive to create immersive, imaginative and provocative theatrical experiences in Los Angeles,
California and beyond, with an emphasis on site-specific work. Their critically acclaimed production of “La Ronde” is currently being developed into a feature film.â€
According to the Kickstarter page, â€œAndy Mientus (“Smash,” Broadway’s new “Les Miserables”) is another alumnus of the show, along with Michael Arden, Artistic Director of The Forest of Arden, developed the idea of a new “SPRING AWAKENING” using Deaf West’s signature style to punctuate and deepen the musical’s themes of communication and oppression.â€
The event has already collected $21,766 out of $25,000 as of August 11. Deaf West’s Kickstarter fundraiser will end on August 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Spring Awakening will premiere on Saturday, September 7 and will continue on until September 28. To see show times, visit: https://deafwest.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0IG000000oJLG9MAO. ASL Nights will be held on Thursday, September 18 and Thursday, September 25. Participants should arrive at 7:30 p.m., for a 15-minute ASL workshop that teaches signs used in the play. Prices for show range from $19 to $149.