This Is Our Youth

TIOU Box ImageIn 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the ’60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City’s ’60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there’s nowhere left to go.

In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era: Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old who steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father; Dennis Ziegler, the charismatic domineering drug-dealing friend who helps him put the money to good use; and Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. Funny, painful, and compassionate, THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

NOTE: This production is intended for mature audiences. The show contains language, drug use, and frank sexual references.

Kasey Carpenter
Kevin Dye
Adam Hebeisen

Directed by:
Charlie Leonard & C. Luke Soucy

Saturday, March 21 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 22 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, March 28 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 29 @ 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, April 9 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19 @ 2:00pm

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Date(s) - March 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015
7:30 pm