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.