University Theatre en Spring Awakening <div><p>University Theatre presents the musical <em>Spring Awakening</em>, a modern rock adaptation of a controversial play from 1891, regarding adolescent sexuality and coming of age. Eric Alan speaks to director John Schmor about the play’s raw edge, the unusual music, and what we haven’t learned about coming of age in the past century.</p></div><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eric Alan 12289 at Spring Awakening Ecstasy: A Water Fable <p>Egyptian-American playwright Denmo Ibrahim based her play <em>Ecstasy: a Water Fable</em> on an ancient Sufi tale. At the UO, it’s directed by Michael Najjar , and includes live music from the band Americanistan. Ibrahim and Najjar talk with Eric Alan about how an ancient fable is relevant to modern immigration issues, and to repairing a sense of disconnection shared across cultures and eras.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Eric Alan 9273 at Ecstasy: A Water Fable