Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Punk Rock


 Punk Rock Show Poster

Punk Rock

By Simon Stephens

Directed by Rob Roznowski


House will open 10 minutes prior to start time.

***Contains graphic language and violence***


A group of defiant British students on the precipice of adulthood challenge the establishment and each other.



Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (Following the performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

The ticket office at the Studio 60 Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 10 minutes prior. Doors close 5 minutes after the posted start time as late seating beyond that point will disrupt the performers and fellow audience members.


There will be a symposium regarding gun violence and themes of isolation found within Punk Rock on Saturday October 1. This programming is sponsored in part by the Michigan Chapter of the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. All programming other than the performance of Punk Rock is free to students and community members. 
Saturday October 1-- Symposium 
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM Free screening of  "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" Greenwald (dir.) Brave NewFilms, 2016. Running time 103 minutes.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtQdjFIZFhM (Room 12, Auditorium) 
  • 1:15-2:00  Pre show discussion with Members of Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence (Studio Theatre, Auditorium) 
  • 2:00 Performance of Punk Rock (Studio Theatre) 
  • 3:30-5:00 Post show round table with various law enforcement officials, student groups and related experts on the subject of gun violence. (Studio Theatre)