Awakening

Based on the novella by Kate Chopin
Book by Jenny Stafford
Music by J. Oconer Navarro
Lyrics by Joel B. New

Set in 1899 Louisiana, Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young mother of two and the wife of a successful New Orleans businessman. While the family is vacationing at a seaside resort, Edna becomes acquainted with Robert Lebrun, a younger man who sparks feelings and confidence that Edna had forgotten. When she returns to the city, Edna throws off the trappings of her old life -- devotion to family, attention to societal expectations, and adherence to tradition -- to explore her own wants, interests, and desires. But her independence comes with a price.

Awakening was the recipient of the Margo Lion Award, a Frederick Loewe Foundation Grant, and is a two-time finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference.

Performer Credits:
Farah Alvin, Carrie Love, Roy Raines, Devin Ilaw, David Burnham, Mariand Torres, Isabel Santiago