What You'll Get
- One ticket to This is Our Youth
- When: select dates, November 1–23
- Where: Cort Theatre
- Seating: orchestra section
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
- $85 for a performance Monday through Thursday, November 3–20 (up to $123.50 value)
- $96 for a performance Friday through Sunday, November 1–23 (up to $143.50 value)
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This is Our Youth
Called “by turns caustic, cruel, compassionate” by the New York Times during its premiere run, Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 play This is Our Youth dissects the awkward in-between years with a razor-sharp wit. In this Broadway revival, Michael Cera plays Warren, a dejected 19-year-old balanced awkwardly between adolescence and adulthood—and newly flush with $15,000 cash stolen from his abusive father. Looking for a hideout, he turns to Kieran Culkin’s Dennis, a tightly-wound drug dealer whose natural charisma shields anxiety. Rounding out the cast is 18-year-old fashion prodigy and Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson as Jessica, the intelligent but uncertain young woman for whom Warren has fallen. This unlikely trio struggles with the sometimes terrifying, sometimes exhilarating first steps into adulthood, in a thoughtful re-imagining directed by celebrated Steppenwolf member Anna D. Shapiro.
Bringing This is Our Youth back to the stage was an endeavor nearly five years in the making. The seeds were sown on set at Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where Culkin introduced Cera to the play. Their enthusiasm for the work seems to show—Variety praised Cera’s “wondrously instinctual way of investing characters with an immensely likable self-consciousness and vulnerability,” and named Culkin’s nuanced schemer as “the most refined of the actors on stage.” Gevinson garnered acclaim in the show’s initial Steppenwolf run as well, with the Chicago Tribune lauding her “remarkably assured and luminous performance.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 23, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Cort Theatre. Orders only editable or refundable on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Telecharge's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 mins before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.