"Juvie" & "Asylum"
Two very dramatic Plays by Jerome McDonough
Set in a juvenile detention center, Juvie depicts the life of kids who are scared, lonely and locked up. Some are drug offenders, some have killed and some are just misfits. Although the set never changes, the "juvies" venture out of their cells to tell why and how they were caught. The barren cell and lack of props are effective and in keeping with each character's desolation.
A highly theatrical play in several connected scenes dealing with the premise that anyone should be allowed to live the way he sees fit without being constantly in danger of being "healed" by some opposing faction. An ensemble play, Asylum is the essence of simple theatre with the emphasis placed on innovative performance and direction.