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The Shoestring Players will present “Spring Awakening” April 10-13, 2014 in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theater on the campus of USC Upstate.

Due to adult content and mature themes, this play is intendeUSC Upstate Commencementd for a mature audience.

Performance times are 8 p.m. April 10-12; 3 p.m. April 13.

The play is set in Germany in 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz — a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. Spring Awakening explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Tickets are $10 for general public and $5 for USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff. For tickets, please contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (864) 503-5695 or email your tickets requests to boxoffice@uscupstate.edu. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 1­-5 p.m.

**Remember: Ticket sales are cash/check ONLY

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