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THIS IS OUR YOUTH

Now showing, Closes 4 Jan 2015

Strictly Limited Run

Caustic, cruel and compassionate

The New York Times on the play's premiere in 1996

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Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin star opposite Tavi Gevinson, in this Broadway revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play. This Is Our Youth is a raw portrait of the age bridging adolescence and adulthood, when poor decision making and new opportunities often collide, following three young adults over the course of 48 hours.

The play premiered on Broadway in 1996, and a 2012 production in Sydney, Australia, also featured Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin. This 2014 revival is directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro whose most recent Broadway endeavour, Of Mice and Men, also stars a cast of exceptional, young acting talent.

The production will have music created by Grammy winner Rostam Batmanglij of the band Vampire Weekend. The play is produced by Scott Rudin of the hugely successful Broadway shows, The Book of Mormon and A Raisin in the Sun (which starred Denzel Washington).

What is This Is Our Youth About?

Set in the early 80s in a New York City apartment, This Is Our Youth is a snapshot of two days in the lives of three affluent but disaffected college-age kids. Warren (Michael Cera) has been kicked out of home, but not before stealing $15,000 from his business tycoon father. He crashes at his friends apartment - drug-dealer Dennis (Kieran Culkin) - who seizes the opportunity to use some of the money to buy cocaine, both to use and sell on.

They are visited by anxious but insightful fashion student Jessica (Tavi Gevinson), whom Warren tries to lure in bed using his new-found riches. Having grown up in the 1960s, an era of promise and hope, her insight into their world does much to convey the confusion felt by young adults as they struggle to reconcile their parent's views with their own (often conflicted) opinions.

Additonal Information

Dates

Previews from: 18 August 2014

Opening night: 11 September 2014

Booking through until: 4 January 2015

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audiences

Run time

TBA

And before you stop reading

Images used are from the rehearsal for the 2014 Steppenwolf Theatre production, and as such, do not represent the final show

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Darren Walker: “Made My Laugh, Cry, And Think. I Saw It Two Times In 3 Days”

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