THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Presented by Midtwenties Theatre Society & Red Gate Arts Society
Proudly sponsored by The Georgia Straight
(July 14- 23, 2017)
Past Review Quotes:
"Under the direction of Beau Han Bridge, the performances are terrific." - Joledingham.ca
"This trio can more than hold their own against the impressive line up of respected actors who have previously played these roles like; Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, Michael Cera, Anna Pacquin to name a few." - Jayminter.com
"The three young actors are terrific. Beau Han Bridge directs with confidence; it’s hard to believe this is his first directing gig. He and the actors fully embrace the gritty naturalism of the script" - vancouverplays.com
"Art Director Beau Han Bridge makes a strong directorial debut, presenting a first effort that shows significant promise and an eye for capturing a midtwenties experience." - SAD Magazine
"If this debut is the way they’ll proceed, Mid Twenties Theatre Society has a bright future ahead of them." - Jayminter.com
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 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.
Director: Beau Han Bridge
Managing Director: Roxana Hagen
Assistant Director: Stephanie Cho
Performers: Zack Currie, Quinn Hinch, & Mackenzie Cardwell
Set Design: Beau Han Bridge
Lighting Design: Beau Han Bridge