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Justise Hayward '18 (Chadwick) and Ezekiel Edmonds '17 (Bennett) | Photo by Mike Davis Justise Hayward '18 (Chadwick) and Ezekiel Edmonds '17 (Bennett) | Photo by Mike Davis
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Isabella Moore '17 (Lilly) and Ezekiel Edmonds '17 (Bennett) | Photo by Mike Davis Isabella Moore '17 (Lilly) and Ezekiel Edmonds '17 (Bennett) | Photo by Mike Davis
Isabella Moore '17 (Lilly) and Cole Francum '17 (William) | Photo by Mike Davis Isabella Moore '17 (Lilly) and Cole Francum '17 (William) | Photo by Mike Davis
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The Department of Drama tackled the volatile combination of adolescence and anxiety in Simon Stephens’ 2009 play Punk Rock, the fourth play of the department's 2015-16 season. Directed by Robert Moss, this production from one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights is set at a private British grammar school, the equivalent to an American high school, and navigates the increasingly on-edge angst of seven teenagers during their preparation for final examinations.

“He [Stephens] creates real, three-dimensional people,” says Moss. “I think he’s drawn seven incredibly honest portrayals of these seven kids. They’re very different from each other. They each have their incredible anxieties.”