Punk Rock Takes On The Townsend Kiva Stage

Story by Kendall Reid

Photos by Kendall Reid and University Theatre

Central Michigan University Theatre performs Punk Rock written by Simon Stephens and directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn. The production runs from Feb. 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.

The story takes place in Stockport, England at a private school following seven students.

These seven students are preparing for upcoming exams that will pave the way for their futures. The play is filled with rivalries, desires, ambitions and confusion that complicate their lives. 

“I think students should come see the show because it’s a genuine telling of what it’s like to be an adolescent; it’s a glimpse into the unique cruelty of youth, whether that be self-inflicted, as a result of mental illness or at the hands of a bully,” said senior Claire Dettloff who plays Cissy in the show. “I think for every person, what happens onstage reflects at least a small part of their own middle-high school experience.”

Limited tickets are still available for the show. Tickets can be purchased through CMU Central www.cmich.edu/ticketcental or by calling CMU Events Center at 989-774-3045.

The production contains strong language, gun violence and mature content.