His characters include single mothers, suicide bombers, quirky couples and a brilliant- but sheltered teenaged boy.  FOX's Jane Metzler talks with award-winning playwright Simon Stephens about what inspires him and how the Manchester native made the successful transition from teacher and punk rock bass player (with the band Country Teasers) to the Broadway stage.

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