June 9, 2017

The Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Sarah Rebell

Music by Teresa Lotz

The Awakening is a new musical inspired by Kate Chopin’s 1899 novella about a married woman who becomes romantically attached to a younger man. This illicit affair incites an internal struggle within Edna as she attempts to find freedom and love. But such things are hard to come by in nineteenth century Louisiana. This romantic, heartfelt and folk infused score explores the sounds of bluegrass, folk and classical music, all the while underscoring Edna’s emotional and psychological experiences on her journey towards self discovery.

Development History

  • March 2015 – 15 minutes presented as part of Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 Round 9
  • October 2015 – First act presented at Musical Theatre Factory
  • Jun 2016 – Developmental Residency at Musical Theatre Factory