Punk Rock

Scene Dock Theatre

By Simon Stephens
Directed by Lisa James

BFA Senior Acting Repertory

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In a private school outside of Manchester, England, a group of highly-articulate 17-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future — and survive the savagery of high school. Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens’ experience as a teacher, Punk Rock exposes the corrupt heart of adolescence in a hilarious and chilling narrative. “[A] tender, ferocious and frightening play…Mr. Stephens, one of the most quietly original playwrights working today.” – The New York Times

Performance Dates & Times

Friday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m.


Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: students, $8; faculty and staff, $8; seniors, $10; general public, $15.
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