Year 7 enjoyed a hard-hitting performance which highlighted issues such as gun and gang crime that are faced by young people. The ‘Terriers’ play, written by Maurice Bessman, is a thought-provoking and moving play which deals with problems like gang peer pressure, grooming and manipulation.
The play involves Aldo, who is bright, witty, and a gifted sportsman. His family has high hopes for him, but he's having a tough time trying to break away from his mates who want him to be in his local gang, The Terriers. Not that he's too scared to join, but they are involved in a tit for tat gang war with a crew just across the avenue called The DH Crew.
Things are getting very heavy and a DH Crew kid is shot. Now there's open war. Aldo's problem is there's rumour and counter rumour and somehow the DH Crew believe he is the killer and they're looking for him. He only has one option, to get armed. Or does he?
Terriers explores the immense pressure Aldo, and boys like him, are under from gang mates and his girlfriend. The play throws up the moral dilemmas and life changing decisions that some young boys and girls have to make.