This Is Our Youth

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    Newly formed Vancouver theatre company, Midtwenties Theatre Society, is proud to present their first offering to the Vancouver arts community, This Is Our Youth, from Friday, July 14 to Monday, July 17; Wednesday, July 19; and Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island.

    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.”

    DATES: July 14-17, 19, & 21-23, 2017

    OPENING NIGHT: July 15 at 7pm

    PREVIEWS: July 14 at 7pm | July 15 at 3pm

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: July 14-17 & 19 at 7pm | July 15 & 16 at 3pm | July 21-23 at 7pm | July 22 & 23 at 3pm

    VENUE: Red Gate Revue Stage at Granville Island | 1601 Johnston Street

    TICKETS: $20; available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2996058