This Is Our Youth

Author(s): Kenneth Lonergan
Genre: Drama
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.68 hours)
Product Number: Z10006791
Released: Sep 25, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580815826
Narrator/s: Mark Ruffalo
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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An unblinking portrait of young urban life in the 1980s, Kenneth Lonergan's look at "the real Real World"(The New York Times) This is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonnergan's lacerating look at affluent young Manhattanites of the 1980s, was first produced by the New Group in New York in 1996 to great critical acclaim and a Drama Desk Award nomination for best new play. Set in 1982, the play depicts two days in the lives of three college-age Upper West Siders who are from wealthy families but are living in doped-up squalor. Dennis--with a famous painter for a father and social activist mother--is a small-time drug dealer and total mess. His hero-worshipping, indifferently adjusted friend Warren has just impulsively stolen $15,000 from his father, an abusive lingerie tycoon who is "not a criminal, just in business with criminals." When Jessica, a mixed-up prep-school girl, shows up for a date, Warren pulls out a wad of bills and takes her off, awkwardly, for a night of New York seduction. How will Warren turn out--will he follow Dennis into dissipation or discover a way out? A wildly funny, bittersweet, and ultimately quite moving story, This Is Our Youth is remarkable in its understanding of contemporary urban youth.

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Author(s): Kenneth Lonergan
Product Number EB00398851
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Abrams Press
ISBN: #9781468309089

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