Wednesday on the Lied Center stage: Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, brought to the Festival by the Thespians at Iowa City High School, and the new School Edition of Spring Awakening, produced by Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, Texas. Photographs by R. Bruhn.
Christina Sullivan, who plays Chick in Crimes of the Heart, moments before the show.
Francesca Lubecki-Wilde as Meg and Miriam Thoe as Lenny.
Christina Sullivan, Francesca Lubecki-Wilde, and Sage Behr.
Francesca Lubecki-Wilde with Elijah Jones, as Doc.
Miriam Thoe and Christina Sullivan.
The cast of Spring Awakening, ready to meet its audience.
"The Bitch of Living."
Caroline Ragland as Wendla, Hailey Wilson as Anna, and Aubrey Elenz as Thea.
Melchior (Ian Erbe) and Wendla (Caroline Ragland).
Nikiah Potts as Ernst and Billy Rainey as Hanschen.