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THIS IS OUR YOUTH

  • Santa Cruz Theater 1805 East 7th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City's '60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there's nowhere left to go. THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era: Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old who steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father; Dennis Ziegler, the charismatic domineering drug-dealing friend who helps him put the money to good use; and Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.

"Funny, moving and beautifully written" —The Times. "Sensational"—Evening Standard. "Outstanding"—Daily Mail. "As good as theatre gets"—NY Daily News.

Earlier Event: June 1
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Later Event: June 7
THIS IS OUR YOUTH