“Gripping, shocking and ferociously funny" - Time Out London

 

Contemporary and unnerving, Punk Rock explores the pressures, underlying tensions, and potential violence amid a group of affluent, articulate, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old students as they flirt, bully, and pontificate their way through their senior year and college prep in a British Secondary School.  Inspired by the tragic student violence at Columbine High School in April of 1999, Punk Rock analyzes the root causes of such violence. Based on the playwright’s experience as a teacher, Stephens describes the play as “The History Boys on crack.”

 

“The British adolescences are the same as Americans as both are under tremendous pressure to succeed in a fast-paced society. This work will shock you and get you thinking.” - ChicagoCritic.com