Production

This Is Our Youth

November 30 - December 22, 2018 / Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm

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.

 

WITH: Thien Vuong, Annie Jacob, and Derek Evans.


"THIS IS OUR YOUTH—by turns caustic, cruel and compassionate—is the real real world." —NY Times

 

"This is quite simply, a sterling example of why we keep going…THIS IS OUR YOUTH is as good as theater gets." —NY Daily News

 

"Lonergan, whose ear for the way his characters speak is pitch-perfect, is no less attuned to the simmering potential in their silent hearts." —Variety