Monday, March 28, 2011

About the Production

"Spring Awakening" will run at the Complex's Ruby Theatre as a part of the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 16th-June 26th.

After participating in the 2010 Hollywood Fringe with "PAGAN PLAY" (an original work), LNM member Dana Murphy knew she wanted to create again for 2011. Patrick Riley, a huge supporter and resource for "PAGAN PLAY", felt strongly about participating as well. Together, they chose "Spring Awakening" and formed Lonesome No More! along with Meghan McCauley, another member of "PAGAN PLAY".

Spring Awakening follows a group of blooming teenagers and their terrified parents as they navigate the hilarious and horrifying experience of growing up. This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between what is 'right' and what is desired, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers. This production hopes to highlight and explore these complexities using mask-work, song, dance, rough housing, and swinging from the treetops.

About the Play

First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind’s play closed after one night amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The radical content—which traces teenagers in their painfully funny contradictions of innocence—remains fresh and unsettling even in our own sex-saturated culture.

Far from the popular romanticized rock musical version of the show, this production stays true to Wedekind’s treatment of youth: unsentimental and brutally authentic. Wedekind treats his child characters like fascinating little animals – flawed, adorable, dangerous, silly. They fall far to either side of the safe teen middle ground of coolness and righteousness. They’re at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.

Using Jonathan Franzen’s thrilling and definitive translation, Spring Awakening is even more of a disturbance and a reproach to contemporary pieties than it was a century ago.

No one is sure. No one is right. Every one is to blame.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lonesome? No more.

Hello and Welcome!

This is the new home of the new us.

Currently developing and planning our summer production of Frank Wedekind's, Spring Awakening. It's a fascinating, authentic, hilarious play and we are really excited about it! And it's NOT the musical.

Info, pictures, more info, dates, even more info to come shortly!

Thanks for stopping by!