The upcoming production of British playwright Simon Stephens' Punk Rock, playing at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre until April 7, follows affluent boarding-school 17-year-olds William Carlisle (Connor Donnally, left) and Lilly Cahill (Alyson Danielczuk, right) as they deal with raging hormones, the pressures of exams, future uncertainty and looming violence in a post-Columbine world. (Yes, gun control is a central — and timely — theme running through the play.) Kristin Wold directs.
March 28-April 7, evening performances 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., matinee performances 2 p.m., $11-$30, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Studio Theatre Stage, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu.