By Ayub Robbar Stephen Davis explores the importance of rites of passage in the play juice through characters

By Ayub Robbar
Stephen Davis explores the importance of rites of passage in the play juice through characters, events, ideas and themes. It is the end of grade 1. Rodney, a 15-year-old boy and a group friends want to celebrate with gusto. With the aid of two four-litre casks of cheap white wine, a telling game of truth or dare, and a dead canary, the group relinquish their childhood only to be confronted with adulthood. The playwright explores the importance of rites of passage juice through Characters, events & symbols. Stephen Davis centres the plot of the story on a rite of Passage among a group of students completing year 10. The pulp of the story concerns a Suicide within the group, forcing the characters individually to examine their relationships, Their futures and ultimately themselves. Juice concentrates on the real teen issues: alcohol, Fitting-in, relationship conflict and coping with death. Melissa-Anne stands out as an example of a teenage girl, picking up on the insecurities felt at that age. Tony plays the over-confident youth who tries to buy alcohol by showing a fake ID.