Most people know Spring Awakening as the Tony Award-winning musical, but fewer know it's based on a self-published 1891 play by German writer Frank Wedekind. The haunting story of several melancholy teens coming to grips with their sexuality in a repressed pre-World War I Germany, it was almost instantly notorious. Candid scenes of masturbation, abortion and suicide, as well as discussions about sexual abuse, rape and atheism, although not sensational, were graphic enough to ensure the play would quickly run up against the Thought Police, which it... More >>>
An incredible stimulation. Photo by Keith Ian Polakoff.