TGSS proudly presents
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
A play by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by George Ivan Jankovic
Thurs 7 - Sat 9 July, 7:30pm
Matinee: Sat 9 July, 2pm
‘What is gonna happen to you, man?'
'What's gonna happen to anybody? Who cares?'
The year is 1982. Ronald Reagan is President, and three young adults find themselves struggling with political disillusionment, romantic complexities, and the search for their own identities over forty-eight hours in New York. Nineteen-year-old Warren Straub, kicked out of home, steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive father; at his wit's ends, he turns to his fast-talking friend Dennis Ziegler for help. In the midst of it is Jessica Goldman, an intelligent but anxious young woman who both challenges Warren and draws him in.
Darkly funny, painfully honest, and surprisingly tender,THIS IS OUR YOUTH speaks to the experiences of young people struggling to bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood.
Starring: Liam Warmeant, Anastasia Harrald, and Connor Duncan
Length: 2 hours, plus 15 minute intermission
Tickets: $10 Student / $15 General Admission
Kenneth Lonergan won the 2017 Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Manchester by the Sea and penned his first full-length play in a wounded, post-Reagan America. THIS IS OUR YOUTH premiered Off-Broadway in 1996, and has enjoyed subsequent productions with casts featuring names such as Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, and Michael Cera. The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Student Society’s production marks the South Australian premiere of the play.
The Cloisters, University of Adelaide
WARNING: THIS IS OUR YOUTH contains explicit language, and may contain instances of simulated smoking with herbal cigarettes.