Newly formed Vancouver theatre company, Midtwenties Theatre Society, is proud to present their first offering to the Vancouver arts community, This Is Our Youth
Date/Time: Jul 15 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmVancouver, Red Gate Revue Stage
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A play by American dramatist and screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), This Is Our Youth is a brilliant, darkly humorous, bittersweet portrait of youth poised on the cusp of the scary, disillusioning path to adulthood. In Trump-era New York City, three privileged Upper West Side kids – the swaggering, drug-dealing Dennis; his dispirited, free-thinking best friend and whipping boy, Warren; and confused, self-conscious fashion student Jessica – hang out, smoke pot, scheme for cash, challenge each other, and make tentative steps towards an authentic, vulnerable connection, all in a period of less than twenty-four hours in Dennis’ apartment.
A directorial debut for Midtwenties Theatre Society’s Beau Han Bridge (CBC’s The Romeo Section, ABC’s Imaginary Mary), This Is Our Youth features Tsawwassen’s Mackenzie Cardwell (CW’s Supernatural) as Jessica, Edmonton-born/Vancouver-based Quinn Hinch (TLC’s Untold Stories of the E.R.) in his theatre debut as Warren, and recent Studio 58 graduate, Zack Currie (Angels in America) as Dennis.
“For me, rarely is there a play that proves to be a ‘mirror’ that stands against time,” says Midtwenties Theatre Society’s Artistic Director, Beau Han Bridge. “One of these plays is Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth. Aside from the eternally beautiful depiction of adolescence that this play portrays through its three incredibly complex characters, what drove me to debut this play is its horrifically accurate depiction of the millennial mentalities that defines our ‘politically-correct’ 2017 world.”