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Sat 1 Mar 2008–Sat 29 Mar 2008, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington


Listed by: Brianne Kerr

This Is Our Youth is a popular modern comedy about the waste of rich bored youth in Reagan Era America – three teens in one room for 48 hours with $1500 and zero scruples!

This Is Our Youth takes place in cool trust fund baby, Dennis Ziegler's apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in March 1982. Dennis' awkward friend, Warren, drops by after being kicked out of home with a suitcase packed with $15,000 stolen from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father.

Dennis, the more manipulative and domineering of the two, hatches a plan - spending some of the money on cocaine, hoping to sell it to a friend of his for much more. When the object of Warren’s affection, the gorgeous Jessica Goldman, arrives, things really get complicated.

This Is Our Youth is a funny clever fast-paced black comedy that explores the timeless issues of lost adolescence and maturity as well as the Reagan Era in which it takes place – where power and greed are replacing the 1960s-style liberalism the characters were brought up to believe in.

Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.

“This is quite simply, a sterling example of why we keep going… This Is Our Youth is as good as theatre gets.” The New York Daily News

Starring: Martyn Wood (Angels in America, Sexual Perversity in Chicago), Allan Henry (Renaissance Man, Sexual Perversity in Chicago) and Rachel Forman (Blackbird, Turbine)

Director: Rachel More Set Design: Brian King Lighting Design: Jen Lal

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