Powerful performances by three recent high school graduates bring contemporary bite to Lonergan's blisteringly resonant play.
"The performances, and choices were all so strong, thoughtful, and provocative. It was a pleasure to watch, and gave me so much joy during this very strange time."
"The play was riveting. My daughter and I watched together and hung on every word - we watched on a laptop and followed each other around carrying it so as not to miss a single line."
"I loved the directorial choices, the actors' artistic choices, the adaptation of a stage performance to Zoom….really it was much more than I anticipated and it was so lovely." Our virtual production of This is our Youth is both a capstone to a decade of growing up together in the theater, and a full-throated artistic response to an uncertain world.
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.
"A rambunctious and witty play—by turns caustic, cruel and compassionate.” —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.
Recommended for ages 13+ (adult language and themes)