We’ve all been there (or are there or will be there), that time in your life when everything is in limbo as you go from childhood to adulthood in the blink of an eye. Starting this August, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson will bring this everyday reality to the theater.
Set in New York in 1982, “This Is Our Youth” follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (Michael Cera), a dejected nineteen-year-old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Kieran Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Tavi Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman whom Warren yearns for.
Funny, painful and compassionate, this is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers – far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
This Broadway play is directed by Anna D. Shapiro and will premier at The Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6.45 p.m. Previews begin Monday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.
Week of August 18: Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Week of August 25: Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Week of September 1: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Week of September 8: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 15, the performance schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets, priced from $35 – $135 are available at The Cort Theatre box office.