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The four plays in this volume were written for teenage audiences and deal with issues of gender, AIDS, disability, relationships, ethnic strife, crime, drugs and bullying.
In Who's Breaking? a young man, learning that he is HIV-positive, is forced to rethink his life and attitudes. At the heart of Listen is the fractured relationship between a deaf teenager and his uncomprehending father. Sleeping Dogs concerns the love affair between a Muslim boy and a Christian girl during the war in former Yugoslavia.
Through its three troubled protagonists, Wise Guys poses the central question addressed by all these plays: can young people caught up in self-destructive cycles break free of them?