Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH Sets Rush Policy
A $35 rush ticket policy will be launched this Monday, August 18 when Steppenwolf's production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed comedy This is Our Youth begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). The comedy, starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, with original music by Rostam Batmanglij, and direction by Anna D. Shapiro, will open on Thursday, September 11 following a critically acclaimed sold-out run earlier this summer at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. A limited number of rush tickets, for theatregoers aged 30 and under, will be available the day of the performance at the box office of the Cort Theatre. The $35 rush tickets will be limited to 2 per person with valid photo ID, available during box office hours (Monday-Saturday from 10am-8.30pm, Sunday from 12pm-6pm).
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 who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This is Our Youth 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.
Photo by Michael Brosilow